School Sports Funding
The Government is providing additional funding to improve the provision of physical education and sport in Primary Schools. This funding is ring fenced and therefore is only spent on the provision of sport in this school. Schools must spend the money on improving the provision of PE and sport, but we have the freedom to choose how we do this.
Mrs Unwin, as PE coordinator at Parkside, will continue to teach PE throughout the year groups, lead the organisation of sports clubs and develop the sporting teams within the school.
Teaching staff from the PE department at Sir Graham Balfour will visit weekly to enhance the expertise of staff within our school.
We have begun the process of setting up an outdoor learning environment within school which will enhance the 'outdoors and adventurous' elements of the PE curriculum.
We aim to enter a variety of sporting competitions this year following our increased participation last year. Funding will be used to develop the skills of our talented children by purchasing new equipment, devoting time to enhance their skills and transporting them to the various events. It is hoped that we will take more teams to the gymnastics competition in Birmingham in the new year.
These costings will be more accurate once orders have been confirmed.
Last year we used some of our funding to purchase t-shirts, hoodies and caps for our teams to wear when representing our school. The children look smart and more importantly feel a sense of pride and belonging when wearing this uniform.
The good news this year is that we already have a sports club up and running for our new Reception children.
Sports Club participation
Year 1 73%
Year 2 50%
Year 3 80%
Year 4 62%
Year 5 71%
Year 6 91%
Competitions that we have competed in include:
swimming gala Years 5 and 6
cross country Years 3 and 4
indoor athletics Years 5 and 6
boys football all of KS2
gymnastics Years 3, 4 and 5
gotta dance festival Years 5 and 6
tri-golf Year 5
outdoor athletics Years 3 and 4
Change4Life event Year 4
Mrs Unwin, the PE coordinator and sport specialist, will continue to deliver 1 PE session in all classes throughout the school each week during PPA sessions. We will continue to use the expertise of the staff at Sir Graham Balfour to develop PE in our school by working alongside the teachers in the delivery of the other PE session. After last year focussing on games and gymnastics, our primary focus will be on dance but we will also be strengthening our outdoors and adventurous units of work in Key Stage 2. The school will develop sports leaders and there are plans in place to develop our 'Healthy Eating' focus in school with the help of our healthy eating monitors in Year 4.
Mrs Unwin will track participation of each class and each gender. The focus in the autumn term is to increase the participation of Year 1 and 2 through multi-skills clubs run by the Year 5 and 6 children at lunchtime, for at least two per week. To improve the performance of the school in competitive games, the children will meet for half a term before tournaments with team focussed clubs and a development of an elite squad alongside full participation.
The £9000 per year will be spent on:
Year 1 50% 63%
Year 2 37% 77%
Year 3 68% 78%
Year 4 68% 76%
Year 5 62% 82%
Year 6 35% 41%
Autumn Spring Summer
Year 1 30% 47% 47%
Year 2 53% 67% 69%
Year 3 73% 85% 88%
Year 4 77% 88% 88%
Year 5 71% 73% 79%
Year 6 56% 77% 75%
In September- during lesson observations teachers were teaching requires improvement or good lessons
In November- lessons observed were good
In March- Sir Graham Balfour staff levelled 2 lessons- good and 1- good with outstanding features.
In July 3 lessons were graded as good with outstanding features.
School competed in: