Physical Education (PE) & Sport Funding
Children at Ripon Holy Trinity Infant school are encouraged to lead healthy lives and be active where ever possible. During playtimes they have access to a wide range of sports equipment to master basic movements and are able to access play equipment focused on balance and agility. Sports coaches come into the school and give their specialist time to classes. Different activities are rotated each half term so children have the chance to participate in a range of core curriculum skills through dance, gymnastics, athletics and games. In addition to this, children are given the opportunity to compete against other schools in the area and inter-school competitions take place aimed at promoting the basic movements required in the national curriculum; running, jumping, throwing and catching.
The government has provided additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary schools.
At Holy Trinity CE Infant School we believe that this additional funding provides us with a brilliant opportunity to improve our provision for PE and sport.
We already provide many opportunities for participation in sport and PE within the curriculum, through clubs and in the many competitions we enter in the local and wider areas. To ensure and encourage wide participation we dedicate time to develop our competition calendar and we provide a range of sports such as karate, fly fishing and VX alongside more traditional sports - so there are options for everyone.
What we are doing with the funding:
For the academic years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 we received approximately £10,000 per annum as our funding allocation. This was used to pay for our PE teacher. We have also been fortunate that our PTA are supporting this initiative and have provided Staff-team hoodies for all school staff.
To improve PE and sport:
Mrs Fenn will
- Work alongside all staff sharing best practice within PE and sport sessions
- Ensure skills, techniques and rules for activities are accurately and correctly taught
- Deliver specific professional development sessions
- Sharpen approaches to the planning of PE and sport
- Provide inter and intra school competitions
- Create a positive and inclusive climate for PE and sport
- Encourage children and staff to challenge themselves
- Make PE fun for all
All staff will
- Treat each session as a professional development opportunity focusing especially on skills, techniques and rules for activities and how these are accurately and correctly taught
- Take an active part in the session
- Ensure the excellent learning behaviour and high expectations already established in school are also embedded in PE and sports lessons.
- Share planning with Mrs Fenn, annotating with pointers / learning and ideas
- Be mindful of the parts within and progression of the lesson/s sequence
- Practise warm ups / warm downs
- Demonstrate and be involved in demonstrations
- Observe children’s responses
- Prepare to deliver follow up sessions
- Look at differentiation within lessons and within activities
- Look at the use of space
- Have a go and have fun