PE and Sports Premium
The school receives funding, every academic year, to improve PE and Sport Provision. 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
Key achievements to date
- Our work with Moving Matters supports all our teachers to be able to to teach PE and sports to high levels
- Play Leader development – our play leaders have been trained to run activities at play times and lunchtimes. This has improved pupils’ abilities to work with other pupils, explain rules and take on a position of responsibility.
- Focus on girls’ sport has had a large impact – our girls are confident sportspeople and high numbers of girls take part in a wide range of all sports.
- We have widened the range of after/before school clubs and have ensured that every pupil who is eligible for the Pupil Premium has access to one club free of charge each term – this has significantly increased the number of children choosing to access a sports club in their own time.
- Our pupils have the opportunity to take part in a range of external competitions
- We feel strongly that each of our achievements are sustainable and have the full backing of the SLT at Fircroft
- Strong links with sports clubs in the local area mean that our pupils take part in sports both at school and go on to enjoy activities and sports outside of school
Areas for further improvement and baseline evidence of need
- Ensure all staff are confident in teaching and delivering high quality PE resulting in higher quality learning. Outstanding practice in PE is developed through working with Primary PE Specialists (Moving Matters) who model, team-teach, observe, assess, plan, and prepare with staff.
- Improve systems for tracking pupils swimming to ensure we meet national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety. Consider additional ‘top up’ swimming sessions for those in upper Key Stage 2 who are at risk of leaving primary school behind Age Related Expectations (ARE).
- Introduce more active provision at lunchtime to increase the number of children engaging in movement e.g. portable speakers in the playgrounds to engage pupils who do not want to participate in the team games
- Achieve the Sportsmark
- Launch 'Fitcroft' - a whole school initiative to make sure children lead healthier and more active lifestyles