“We are spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. We will allocate this extra funding directly to primary headteachers.
Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:
• hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
• support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs, e.g. the Change4Life clubs
• provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
• run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
• run sports activities with other schools”
Department For Education: 2014
At Beaver Road we have invested our PE funding grant of £9880 in ensuring all of the above takes place. Coach Knowles, our designated sports coach, has recently attended a number of PE courses, including Swimming, Basketball and Handball, as he continues to increase his own professional development. This also allows him to continue to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of these new sports. Coach Knowles is also currently completing a BA in Sports, Fitness and Management.
At the end of every half-term Coach Knowles holds an intra-school tournament based on the sport the children have been studying. This means that throughout the academic year ALL pupils from Year 2 to Year 6 will compete in 6 tournaments. Part of our funding has been used to provide transport to numerous Inter School games. Last academic year we competed in fifthteen different sports, at approximately 30 separate events. Please refer to the siderbar for more information on inter school games.
Coach Knowles this year (2017) has been joined by Coach Smith. Coach Smith has been employed to increase the knowledge and skillset of our teaching sports team. He leads on PPA sessions and takes children to Inter-School tournaments. This has ensured outdoor PE is never cancelled due to tournaments, and between them Coach Knowles and Coach Smith have formed a formidable set of BR teams, provided high quality games lessons and competitive Intra-school competitions.
Please refer to the sidebar for detailed information on how our PE Premium Funding is spent.