Physical Education funding is ultimately driven by a need to ‘provide outstanding physical education for all’ (Ofsted, ‘Beyond 2012’)
At Lingey House we have a desire to make PE accessible to all children and in doing so, engage more children in physical activity throughout the whole school day. The main priority was to ensure the correct systems are in place to deliver a consistently high standard of Physical Education and channel the funding appropriately.
When considering where to use the funding, there were five main focuses:
By ensuring appropriate funds are spent in these five areas, we are able to ensure that all children are given access to the new resources.
Funding for 2019 - 2020
We have signed up to Premium SLA with Gateshead School Sports Partnership (GSSP). This provides use with a block of coaching, entry to all festivals free of charge,2 free coaching blocks (Karate & Gymnastics), 2 days of specialist support from Nicola Noble and specialist knowledge from GSSP staff.
Over the year, each year have had a minimum of two terms coaching group.
Year 1 – Gymnastics, Karate, Dance, Rugby
Year 2 – Tennis, Gymnastics, Golf & Hula Hooping
Year 3 – Tennis, Dance & Golf
Year 4 – Swimming, Hula Hooping & Golf
Year 5 – Swimming, Tennis & Golf
Year 6 – Tennis, Golf, Dance & Rugby
In all of our sessions, teachers accompany the coach and they use this as CPD. Along with many of our staff running after-school clubs we also paid for tennis, rugby golf and dance coaching throughout the year.
In order to increase the amount of high-quality PE, we have employed coaches to coordinate lunchtime activities. On a Monday we have Hula Hooping, and on Thursday we have tennis. The sessions will run 12-12:30 for KS1 and 12:30 - 1:15 KS2. In addition, we have Rugby coaching for KS2 for 30 minutes. Along with getting coaches we have worked with our lunch time supervisors to train them in a variety of games to provide a wide range of games to play every lunch time.
Impact of Funding
The funding has had a positive impact on sport within the school. It has allowed children from Yeas 1 through to Year 6 to receive specialist coaching in a range of different sports. This has given the children more confidence within sports and has contributed to higher levels of participation in after school clubs. This has also allowed staff to observe the coaching staff and therefore improve their practice when it comes to teaching these subjects in PE. The school have been able to carry on its aim of providing every year group, boy and girl, the opportunity to take part in an active after school club at least one night a week. The school has been providing a range of clubs including Multi-skills, Football, Netball, Hula Hoop, Dance, Ball Games, Forest School, Change 4 Life, Boot Camp and Golf. We currently 147 children taking part in the above mentioned clubs and one of our greatest achievements was when we targeted 20 children that were inactive and now 11 of those children now participate in our weekly Change4Life club. Many of the coaching session that we participate in we also compete against other schools. This has allowed our children to grow in confidence and even patriciate in that chosen sport out of school.