We offer a wide range of sporting opportunities to all children across the school. Our challenging physical education curriculum enables pupils to be physically literate and have the knowledge, skills and motivation to inspire them to live a healthy, active lifestyle. We encourage children to try as many different sports as possible in order for them to discover their skills and develop a lifelong love of sport.
The Education Funding Agency provides additional funding to each school every academic year to improve provision of Physical Education (PE) and Sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport is ring-fenced and can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Danesfield School will spend the money in the academic year 2021-2022 on the following:
Leo Gym - Leo gym will work with all pupils for a series of PE sessions. The sessions are to develop children’s core strength and provide strength conditioning training. Leo Gym are working with St. Marys University building a programme to develop more core strength in primary aged children and delivering this as part of the Teacher Training programme at the university. Through this programme, Leo Gym work with all teachers to give them the skills needed to continue to develop children’s core strength in the future.
Dance specialist- All classes responsible for teaching P.E will receive training from a dance specialist. The teachers will receive training once a week and will develop confidence in leading outstanding dance lessons.
Sports Courses- In order for teachers to develop their knowledge of teaching and assessing P.E., the P.E co-ordinator will attend courses throughout the year. All staff will attend the P.E. INSET led by Leo Gym.
Increase in Physical Activity- Brit Thompson will run an aerobic session for pupils in KS2 twice a week to develop fitness levels.
Increase the number of competitions pupils attend: All teachers will host a competition for their year group/key stage each half term. Sports co-ordinator will organise inter-school competitions in the following sports: multi-skills, football, netball, cross country.
Increase the number of clubs: Sports specialists will run a club for pupils in football, hockey cricket and volleyball.
All of the above actions are designed to increase children’s participation levels in sport and encourage active healthy lifestyles.
A report evidencing the impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium for 2020-2021 can be found below: