PE and Sport Premium
Primary Schools have received money specifically directed at making sustainable improvements to the PE and sport that they offer. This page is where we explain how we have used our funding. You can find more information about this Department for Education grant here.
In the financial year 2015/16, Pensford Primary received £8320. We used this to:
- Develop the skills of a teaching assistant to support teachers effectively in PE lessons;
- Develop partnerships with other schools enabling our pupils to compete against other teams in a range of sports, including rugby, netball and a variety of striking/fielding games;
- Improve the facilities in our playground in terms of playground markings for sport.
The children have very much enjoyed the competitive and non-competitive sport at Pensford, and the PE board in the hall illustrates some of this impact.
In September 2016, we learned that we would be allocated £8310 for the financial year 2016-17. We have now considered our plans for spending this grant and will do the following:
- provide non-contact time for each of our co-PE subject leaders in order to allow them to plan for, seek out and develop competitive sporting opportunities with other schools;
- provide further non-contact time for our PE leaders to take groups of pupils to such competitions, ensuring maximum possible participation for any disadvantaged pupils with a talent for sport;
- develop better opportunities for our Key Stage 2 pupils to take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team, such as making use of the facilities at a local forest school;
- go beyond the minimum national curriculum requirements for the teaching of swimming, by providing additional lessons and a gala competition in Term 6
- continue to buy in to a local schools partnership to access facilities and expertise to benefit our teachers' professional development and our children's opportunities to take part in sporting activities.