At Linwood School we aim to provide a centre of excellence in which individuals are valued and encouraged to give of their best. We aim to establish a sporting culture that enables and encourages all students to play and enjoy sport. The School’s Extended Services has established a number of after-school and holiday clubs for our students offering a wide variety of activities and sporting opportunities. We are looking to continue the development of our PE and Swimming Curriculum and increase the opportunities for our students to participate in different sports and school sport competitions.
Our aim for PE at our campuses
We aim to improve the quality of the school PE programme through:
- staff meetings and inset days, with a focus on delivering PE training to staff (staff and pupil questionnaires will be circulated to highlight areas of development).
- exploring and sharing good practice with our local cluster schools to further improve our own PE curriculum.
- continuing to support the school’s Extended Services with sports and holiday clubs.
- entering teams into a wide range of school sport competitions.
- planning and delivering sports days for campuses (primary & secondary) where all students will be able to participate and enjoy.
- link a sports event with a charity scheme to support the wider world.
What is Sports Premium?
The Government has committed to funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium to 2020 to improve the provision of PE and sport in primary schools. All schools will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil per academic year.
The Sport Premium funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. OFSTED’s role will be to ensure that all primary schools will use the funding in areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all students throughout the Primary Phase.
The purpose of the funding
The Funding will need to be spent on improving the provision of PE and Sports within the school, but each school will have the freedom to choose how they spend the funding.
How will we be spending the Sports funding and who will benefit?
The Governors agree that the money must be used so that:
- all students benefit regardless of sporting ability.
- the most able students are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments.
- staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.
The impact of the Sports Premium funding will be evaluated as part of self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements. We will look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all students develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
Measuring the impact of the activities provided with sports premium funding can be achieved in different ways. We will look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of students involved in sporting activities in and out of school. Assessments are made both formally and informally using our school assessment systems as well as feedback from staff and visitors to the school. We will also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE. It is anticipated that at the end of the academic year we will have data to show the impact of this sports premium funding on pupil progress and involvement in sport.
Linwood School’s use of the Sports Premium money means that our approach allows us to consider sustainability of the changes we have made. In 2016 – 17 we made a number of introductions which will help ensure we are able to continue to enhance the increase of physical activity in students and promote healthy lifestyles. Within the curriculum teaching, the students are developing their understanding of the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle including a balanced diet and regular fitness.