Additional sports funding has been provided for schools to enhance their PE and sports provision.
The idea of the funding is for schools to develop their provision, with a view to creating a lasting legacy. Click here to visit the DFE website for more information on the Sports funding, its aims and background. The sports funding started in the academic year 2014-2015.
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, kick starting healthy active lifestyles.
- The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- Increased participation in competitive sport
Click here to download a copy of our funding allocation report for 2018-19, including the impact that the spending has had so far. The report is updated on a termly basis to outline how the grant has been spent and the impact. Our allocation for 2018-2019 is £17,930.
Click here to download a copy of our funding allocation report for 2017-18, including the impact that the spending has had so far. The report is updated on a termly basis to outline how the grant has been spent and the impact. Our allocation for 2017-2018 was £17,950.
Click here to download a copy of our funding allocation report for 2016-17, including the impact that the spending has had. The report has been updated on a termly basis to outline how the grant has been spent and the impact. Our allocation for 2016-2017 was £8950.
Click here to download a copy of our funding allocation report for 2015-16, including the impact that the spending had. Our allocation for 2015-2016 was £8935.
Current Y6 Swimming Competency
For the academic year 2018-2019 schools have been asked to publish information about their current Y6’s competency in meeting the National Curriculum’s Swimming requirements to:
- Swim competently, confidently and practically over a distance of at least 25 metres.
- Use a range of strokes effectively.
- Perform safe, self rescue in different water based situations.
Our children attend weekly swimming lessons during the spring and summer terms of Y4.
In our school:
- 100% ( 34 children) of our current Y6 meet this standard.
- 100% ( 32 children) of our current Y5 meet this standard. [/learn_more]
Unsworth Primary school has received the sports funding grant for the past 3 academic years. Schools have to spend the sports funding on improving or enhancing their provision of PE and sport, but they also have the freedom to choose how they spend it. With the funding so far, we have been able to replace damaged PE equipment and purchase resources including new netball posts, football posts, a new school sports kit for our clubs and other basic resources to be used during PE lessons. Other costs have included providing opportunities for the children across both Key Stages to take part in a wide variety of extra curricular sporting activities such as gymnastics, tag rugby, cricket, street dance, judo,, basket ball, badminton, football, tennis, athletics, multi skills, dance, cheerleading, out of school orienteering experiences, scooter days and a healthy eating workshop. In October 2017, the school was awarded the Sainsbury’s Gold Mark for their commitment to sporting competition and involvement in wider sporting activities. This was revalidated for a second consecutive year in July 2018.
Since Autumn 2015, we have worked alongside QFirst Sports. Each term QFirst Sports assign specific coaches to our school to support the teaching and learning during PE sessions, alongside the class teachers. They also provide a variety of out of school clubs such as street dance, multi-skills and invasion games. Similarly, clubs have been running for the children who attend the after school club between 4:30pm-5:30pm. QFirst have been coming into school to work alongside the midday supervisors and our Lunchtime Leaders to model and deliver short activities for the children to take part in during lunchtimes.
Each half term we monitor as a school, the quality of teaching and its impact on learning and progress. This can be achieved by observing a variety of lessons across the year in different year groups and also by interviewing the children and staff to find out how things are going and if things need to be improved. We meet with QFirst coaches to devise an overview for the year that best suits the needs of our children. Both curriculum support and after school sessions so far have proved very successful with the children. Below you can read some of the comments from our children:
“Lunchtime Leaders is fun because you get to play competitive games and take charge of the activities for the younger children” Anais.
“It’s good being part of a team” Bradley.
“I like helping the younger children with their games and showing them how to play” Joe.
“It’s fun because you get to play lots of new games that you might not have played before” Freya.
To find out more about PE in our school, click here to visit our PE curriculum page, where you will find videos, photographs and comments from some of our children. You can also access the Sports blog by clicking here to find out all the latest information.