All schools have have been fortunate enough to have been awarded funding for PE for the next two academic years, more recently this has been extended to three academic years. As a result of this schools are required to publish how this money has been spent on their website.
Main expenditure: The majority of our funding is spent on our sports specilaist (Mrs Horton) who works across 4 schools in our rural hub. Her role involves demonstrating excellent teaching and assisting and guiding teachers in the delivery of high quality sessions. Additionally, her role involves running a weekly after school club and the organisation and delivery of a termly tournament amongst the 4 schools based on the sport of that term. The impact of this has been immense:
Pupils are receiving expert tuition each week in a wide range of sports which dovetails with the Shepway School Games Calendar.
Staff are being supported in developing these sessions further and improving their ability to teach PE.
The number of competitions the school has entered and taken part in is high. In 2014-2015, we won team of the year in our Shepway District- our teams won most events and we went through to
The number of pupils participating in a competitive sport has increased dramatically; at present 40 children out of 134 so one third have particpated in one of the additional clubs which we have run. These 40 children have also had the opportunity to take part in competitions. Alongside this we have had tournaments in football which the school has run adding another 10 children to the number of pupils taking part. We have also taken part in events with our Foundation pupils- this has been a big success with them and boosted their self esteem.
£500 of the money has been spent replacing old equipment - hockey sticks and gymnastic mats.
£500 of the money has been spent joining the Shepway School Games partnership.
£250 has been spent on travel to and from competitions.
The remainder is earmarked for a number of additional projects in the Summer Term including an Olympic Themed Fortnight.
In this way we believe we are meeting all of the key targets that have been set by the Government for how this money is to be spent.
The DFE website guidance is shown below for your information.
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding might include: