Sports and PE
Mr Holton, year 6 teacher and Sports Coordinator, is working hard to make our sports provision outstanding. Together with other school staff and professionals from external organisations, the school offers a range of sporting activities and clubs including football, netball, tag rugby, cross-country running and table tennis.
We are active members of the Colchester Primary Sports League. In addition, the school works with Colchester United to provide our sporting enrichment sessions as a valuable part of the school timetable. They also deliver additional football coaching and table tennis clubs for boys and girls before and after school.
We also work closely with Colchester Institute to provide apprenticeship opportunities for school leavers.
PE and Sports Premium Funding
Our school receives PE and Sport Premium funding based on the number of pupils in school. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
We use our premium to:
- develop and add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers
- make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Total amount of funding for 2015-16: £8,000 lump sum + £5 per pupil = £9,075
|Area of Planned Spend||Anticipated Impact|
|Hire sports specialist teachers and coaches||Increase pupil participation in specialist sports such as gymnastics, football, multi-skills and rugby.|
|Employ an Apprentice Sports Coach||Extend the school's extra curricular sports provision for pupils and support curriculum PE. To build children's confidence and promote a positive attitude towards physical exercise and health.|
|Professional development for staff||Work with specialists to provide quality training for teachers to deliver a variety of sports. This will enhance the quality PE teaching throughout the school.|
Installation of challenging PE and outdoor equipment including bouldering walls and a ball sling shot.
Purchase specialist sports equipment to enhance sporting experience in school.
|Increase our involvement in sports competition||
Provide more pupils with the opportunity to take part in even more competitive sporting competitions.
Provide more opportunities to run sports activities with other schools.
Provide transport, kit and equipment for school teams.
How we spent our 2014-15 PE and Sport Premium Funding
- We employed a specialist gymnastics coach to work with our teachers to provide training and resources to help them teach gymnastics.
- Colchester United sports coaches delivered weekly enrichment sports sessions to all pupils. Activities included table tennis, football, athletics, dodge ball and hockey.
- We employed an Apprentice Sports Coach to work with our children to build confidence and promote a positive attitude towards sports. Our Apprentice also delivered and extensive early morning and after school provision working with different groups of children including the least active.
- We introduced children to new sports, including rugby, through partnerships such as the Colchester Blackwater Partnership.
- We increased pupil participation in competitive sports by extending our links with our local schools, for example we joined the Colchester Primary Sports League.
Multi Use Games Area (MUGA)
In November 2014, the school opened a fantastic all weather games area which is used by the school and local community in all weather conditions.