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The government is providing additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced, that is it cannot be used for anything other than PE and sport.
Biggin Hill Primary School (Academy) has been allocated approximately £20,000 this year.
This funding will be used for the following initiatives:
What impact has the funding made so far?
CPD programme has been developed in conjunction with local secondary school lead specialist sports teachers. Teachers and TA’s have received tailored coaching and mentoring in delivering PE sessions. This has led to an increase in confidence and skill of the class teacher and TA in developing high quality PE sessions with clear focus on inclusion and progression.
The profile of PE has increased; meaning it has a higher status within school than it has had previously. Pupils are speaking more positively and the level of participation has improved. Children are keen to share sporting successes with their peers and will bring in medals, certificates and trophies to share in whole school celebrations.
The school is now able to offer a more varied after school provision which aim to help with a healthier lifestyle and increase sporting participation. Clubs including football, baseball, cricket, boxing and dancing have/are taking place and attendance has increased.
Children have access to more time allocated to healthy lifestyles activities as a result of a dedicated lunch time supervisor delivering sports sessions
More pupils are participating in sporting events and children have had the honour of and taken pride in representing the school
The school has committed to a programme of after school competitive fixtures against other primary schools in a range of age groups and activities.<
For a breakdown of how the sports funding is being spent please download the document below:
Sports Grant Report 2017-18