PE and Sports Grant
In 2013 the Government introduced a PE and Sport Premium grant for primary schools. It is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
Over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 schools will receive over £450 million for this funding.
For 2015/16 Dallow Primary received £10,605 and the details of how this was spent and the impact it had on PE and sport across the school are detailed below.
Grant received 2015/16
Overview of planned spending 2015/16
To continue to effectively use the sports grant to raise the profile and outcomes for children in PE, sport and physical activity across the school
To further expand & broaden the number & variety of sports clubs on offer to allow wider pupil participation increasing pupil confidence, self-esteem & fitness.
To allow pupils to experience national/local professional sporting events
To purchase Active Luton Package for CPD, training and support
To provide a Sports Scheme during Easter & Summer holidays
To provide PE kit/uniform for pupils/staff
To embed the sports leader scheme in KS2
To participate in local festivals, town zone athletics and South Neighbourhood sports days to develop skills, confidence and competitiveness.
To replenish & replace equipment and resources to ensure consistent high quality
To ensure Staff have passed the mini bus licence test
Impact of the grant 2015/16
The sports grant had a huge sporting impact across Dallow Primary School and benefitted children and staff. Throughout the school year a wide range of clubs and sporting events were run for pupils across the whole school; netball, football, multi skills, cricket, rounders, athletics, dance, gym and touch rugby for example. This year we were able to purchase Curling equipment which has been widely used with our SEN pupils.
Our pupils once participated in various matches, tournaments and festivals with schools from across Luton. Our cricket team kept up their superb tradition by coming third in the Luton winter indoor league. In the Spring we joined our fellow CLT schools for a football tournament at Challney Boys High School.
Active Luton delivered some superb team teaching sessions, along with our playleader sessions for our Year 5 pupils.
The Sports staff supported our very popular Easter and Summer play schemes by running multi skill sessions.
Staff attended a variety of CPD and meetings across the year which further enhanced their skills and knowledge. For example; a tennis course resulted in improved teaching, recourses and knowledge of the sport.
Technology plays a pivotal part in our interactive PE session and clubs. The grant was used for new speakers for our Zumba clubs which run at lunchtimes. The speaker was also used during Sports Days and Sport Relief events. Another video camera was purchased to allow staff to record pupil performance and then discuss with them in lessons – allowing pupils to evaluate their performance and discuss how to improve.
New squad sports kit was purchased for school teams thus allowing all pupils to participate in fixtures and events.
Sports staff received mini bus training so they could achieve their licence allowing the school teams to participate in a wider range of events. This has particularly been an excellent addition meaning we can transport our own teams to numerous events across the town.
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