PE and School Sport at Gargrave CE (VC) Primary
The Primary School PE and Sports Funding has been allocated to all schools to improve the provision of PE and Sport to ensure all children achieve their full potential.
Schools are free to spend the Primary School PE and Sports Funding as they see fit. However, we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils in PE and Sports.
In 2020-21 Gargrave CE (VC) Primary School received £16,900 for Sports and PE.
Key achievements to date:
- We have used the PE funding to enhance the broader sports that we offer as extra-curricular. This has enabled children from EYFS, KS1 and KS2 to access different sports that they have not tried before. All the clubs we ran were very popular and all the places were taken quickly.
- In order to make sustainable changes to our PE curriculum delivery, we have used a substantial amount of the funding each year in staff development. This has included upskilling teaching and TAs to ensure that high quality PE is taught throughout school. By providing teachers with opportunities to identify areas they want to develop, we have been able to team each with our SSCO who has developed the ethos and delivery of different units such as dance and gymnastics. This has led to greater confidence in our staff to teach PE.
- By using the funding, we have been able to access more sports competitions beyond our cluster. This has included various trips to sporting venues to take part in training sessions and other events. As well as this, we have been able to continue funding the transport as without this we would be unable to attend the different sport competitions due to the distance.
- Our level of participation of children in inclusion events has risen and we have more girls taking part in sporting events such as football or rugby.
- A major achievement is to ensure as many children as possible take part in extra-curricular sport and that everyone is active for at least 30 minutes daily.
- Through careful planning of our funding, we have ensured that we have a wide range of resources to enable children to take part in different sport activities at lunchtime, that the teachers are able to vary their activities during their PE lessons and that children have the opportunity to try new sports as part of our extra-curriculum activities.
Areas for further improvement and baseline evidence of need:
- In order to continue our development of high quality PE being taught throughout the school, we are going to look into training and support for staff to gain confidence and knowledge in supporting PE lessons.
- Ensure we are able to offer a wide range of extra-curricular sports for all children by using our current provision in a more effective way.
- Plan and organise more cluster sport events to be held at school and use the community provision more effectively (i.e. The cricket ground).
- Allocate time for the dedicated sport coordinator in order to plan ahead, liaise with our SSCO and organise the sporting events in advance to enhance the parents participation and collaboration.