1. Membership of the Plymouth School Sports Partnership (£3500) This provides access to curricular support, Level 2 and 3 festivals, CPD for staff, leadership opportunities for pupils, Change4Life and other afterschool clubs.
2. All KS2 classes have had curriculum support and CPD provision, as well as the children having high quality PE Provision provided by Table Tennis England (£360)
3. We provided a sports week for all pupils, including a range of different sporting activities to promote active lifestyles.
a. Swim wise session (£64)
b. Tennis MAD day (£360)
c. Rubicon Skateboarding (£300)
d. Premier Sport Fencing and Frisbee (£152.50)
e. Mount Edgcumbe Outdoor Adventure Day (£310)
4. Maintenance of Sports equipment (£60)
5. Hire of Mini buses to transport children to sporting events (£42.20)
6. Affiliation and festival entry fees to more and better events (£65)
The effect of the funding
Pupils PE and sports participation has continued to rise and we continue to maintain a School Games Gold Mark, for our commitment to promoting and providing high quality PE and sport. Almost 3/4 of children attend one or more extra curricular clubs, we provide enough spaces for every child to have the opportunity to attend a sports club and all children have access to 2 hours of curriculum PE per week. The PE and School Sports Funding allows us to offer and introduce a wide range of sports to our pupils, both in and out of the curriculum, maintain a high standard of provision, and motivate pupils to lead active lifestyles. We are proud to provide targeted Change4Life clubs and attend SEN events in order to provide opportunities for all children in our care. Our children take part in Playground Leader and Huff and Puff training to encourage active playtimes, alongside our older children becoming Bronze Sports Ambassadors to promote all sporting activity across the school.
In order to be sustainable if sports funding were to be removed, our after school sports clubs are being paid for by participating children. Regular reviews are held to see if clubs are maintaining numbers, or if there are interests in new activities that have be offered during sports weeks to keep interest high. Sports coaches that are bought in through SSF provide CPD for the observing teachers so that they can teach the unit of work the following year without the need for funding. We ensure all staff receive equal support throughout the year to allow for a breadth of training to take place and upskill the staff involved to 'future proof' the curriculum.