Every Primary School in the country receives funding in order to improve provision of Physical Education and Sport in Primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in school. We have a plan which has been produced by staff. The funding will be shared between quality training for staff, delivery of PE lessons and clubs by professionals, extending swimming opportunities and purchasing the necessary resources. At Barnett Wood we are using this grant to give teachers training in dance teaching working alongside a professional dancer. In this way chidren and staff benefit from professional support. We also plan to train our staff to deliver quality swimming lessons in May 2019.
For 2018 -19 we are allocating our budget to further enhance our swimming facilities and to provide extra swimming sessions. We are also plan to work with a local cricket club to provide coaching and we plan to fund some individual football and swimming club places. We need to update and renew some of our gymnastic equipment and out door sports facilities. Safe storage with ease of access for our outside resources is essential.
After assessing progress children have made in PE and Professional Developmemt needs for staff, we have decided to use our allocated budget in 2018-2019 as follows:
1. Provide high quality training for staff in Swimming. This will be followed by peer mentoring and coaching. We will employ a professional swimming teacher to support staff in their first year of teaching swimming. this will give staff support and guidance during this season along with providing children with top quality support.
2. Review the resources needed in order to provide top quality PE lessons and extra curricular activities. For example, we require new PE mats for safefloor work. we are also researching outdoor PE facility.
3. After school clubs have led to children joining other clubs, receiving awards and making excellent progress with their skills. We will continue to provide sports clubs during the year.
4. Having a professional dance teacher focusing on strengthening children's core has really impacted on children's strengths across the PE curriculum. We will continue to employ a dance professional for the Spring Term.