The Government provides funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated to all primary schools, providing a dedicated resource to increase PE and school sport provision. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on PE and sport in schools.
As a school we receive £16,000 plus £10 per eligible pupil bringing our total to approximately £18,000.
Continuous Professional Development
All teachers benefited from working with expert coaches where they observe model lessons and team teach areas they feel that they could be supported with further. Schemes of work are being used regularly to develop lesson sequencing and enhance teaching ideas. Staff have completed evaluation forms with very positive feedback; they have noted the impact this support continues to have on their development.
Throughout the academic year, children will have participated in a wide range of different inter and intra School sports competition. Years 1-6 compete regularly against cluster schools with most children in KS2 participating in, at the very least, one sport. This also supports the transition process for our Year 6 pupils who have the opportunity to meet and compete with children that they will later be attending Kingsmeadow Secondary School.
At Brighton Avenue Primary School, we are supporting the PE curriculum’s aim to ensure that more children are active in their lives. We are seeking to ensure that every child can find a physical activity or sport that they are interested in and offering them opportunities to try new sports in the hope that this will encourage them to be active outside of school.
Brighton Avenue Primary School pupils have had the opportunity to attend a range of different afterschool sports clubs throughout the year.
As a school, we continually strive to improve the quality of PE through our teaching sessions. A key aspect to the delivery of quality PE is the use of quality resources. Over the past 2 years we have used funding to significantly improve our equipment across all aspects of the PE curriculum. In addition we have recently received delivery of our newly updated Brighton Avenue Primary School sports kit which we will be sporting at all inter school festivals and competitions.
Over the past two years Brighton Avenue Primary school has been recognised with the Gold Kitemark due to our outstanding commitment to Physical education and attaining all seven value marks in the Gateshead SSP ‘Blazing the trail’ initiative. In addition, we have received the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark, developed to celebrate schools who are improving the health and wellbeing of pupils, creating sport and physical activity opportunities and being a great community school. We have worked hard to encourage children to embrace a culture of exercise, physical activity and healthy eating.
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