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Gorefield Primary School

PE and Sport Funding

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Our additional Sports Funding is used alongside our main funding both to bring in sports expertise into the curriculum and beyond, and to support our training and continued upkeep of our swimming, in which our children learn to swim by using the pool daily in the Summer Months.

The total amount allocated to the school at the start of the financial year 2016 to 2017 was £3 535.

How will money be spent on sport this academic year?

  • To improve teaching and learning in sports. By providing specialist sports coaches to improve the teaching and learning in PE and sports lessons. (Anticipated cost £5400) 
  • To improve teaching and learning in sports with a specialist PE and dance teaching across the school. (Anticipated cost £5400)                                                                                 
  • To widen participation, encouraging the least active children to attend by providing after schools for sports, KS1 gymnastics and KS2 dance (included in costs above)
  • To provide opportunities for inter-school tournaments per term.(£400)
  • To carry out risk assessment and H&S checks  to ensure all equipment is safe to use and to maintain all PE and sporting equipment to a high standard.(£400)
  • To ensure all teaching are trained to teach swimming, and to maintain the swimming pool within legislation H&S guidance so that children can access swimming lessons daily from May to July.(£1200)

The impact of the expenditure.

Children learnt six different sports in the course of the year and were able to extend their skills through after school clubs and tournaments with local schools. In addition, children were involved children in after gymnastics.  By the end of the Summer term 2015, over 90% of children within key stages 1 and 2 were swimming lengths successfully.

Most of the funding is now provided by the school's main budget, and future sports spending has been written into the school's  budget to ensure sustainabilty of our programmes.