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 will have curriculum support and CPD provision, as well as the children having high quality PE Provision provided by
- Table Tennis England KS2 (£660)
- Funtrition for Foundation by Premier Sport (£)
- Dance and Invasion Games by Premier Sport (£1200)
3. We will provide a sports week for all pupils, including a range of different sporting activities to promote active lifestyles. (Spend approx. £1000)
- Premier Sport x2 days coaching (Ultimate Frisbee, Tri Golf, Volleyball, Handball) £300
- Swim safe training Year 6 (£100)
- Dan the Skipping Man (£325)
- Mount Wise OAA Day Year 6 (£320)
4. We will pay for transport to more and better events run by PSSP (£250)
5. We will invest in sports cameras in order for children to report and record our sports events (£400)
6. We will pay for entry fees to non-PSSP events/leagues (£100)
7. We will further invest in lunchtime/sports equipment to encourage healthy lifestyles (£500)
The impact of the funding
Being part of PSSP allows more opportunities for our pupils to be part of a wider sporting network. They will have access to inter-school competitions, allowing more pupils to participate in competitive sport. Staff will benefit from the CPD (by both the PSSP and external providers) by being more skilled and confident in their delivery of a variety of sports. This will then impact on the future teaching of children and enable us to provide a higher quality of PE in the longer term. Through Playleader and MTA training, younger children will have the benefit of engaging activities at break and lunchtimes, encouraging active lifestyles. All children will have the opportunity to experience new sports through our health week and learn the benefits of regular physical activity and active lifestyles. The new sports will encourage children who do not enjoy the more common competitive games to focus on physical activity in a different way. The older pupils will have the opportunity to develop their team building skills as well as learning water safety through the OAA and Swim Safe programmes. These teach important life lessons, such as cooperation, determination, sportsmanship and communication, that will aid these pupils in their later lives. the purchasing of sports equipment, including the new cameras, will allow pupils to document their sporting successes and take part in new experiences. We can then promote our clubs and activities with the hope of attracting further young people to join in.
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. Sports equipment is being purchased so that a wide range of sports can be taught into the future to a new generation of sportsmen and women.