In 2015-16, significant investment was made in line markings and equipment to develop our external space for PE use. A new scheme of work was also purchased which provides activities for skills development throughout the school. In order to increase participation, the cost of PE and sports activities were subsidised and this saw a large uptake in further sporting activities.
Our new site offers many opportunities for further PE and sport provision. Old and tired PE and sports equipment is being replenished as part of an ongoing programme and we are currently working with St. Stephen's as we develop our shared resources.
Some funding was carried forward from previous years whilst we assessed our new provision. This means that spending increased during 2015-16 and 2016-17 whilst any gaps in provision were filled.
During 2016-17, there continued to be a high uptake in sporting activities through subsidies. The covering of transport costs to various events meant that a wider range of events could be accessed. Further work on our outdoor provision has allowed wider access to the school site, building on the CDP for adventurous activity challenges, both individually and within a team, provided by the Local Authority during the Autumn term. Our older equipment needed significant maintenance and a programme of replacement has begun. Our new "Fit-Stop" initiative, supported by staff CDP, engaged the whole school in a daily fitness activity - on the playground to music!
In 2018, as well as further developing our site, we began partnerships with Newcastle Football Foundation and Star Strike Soccer to provided further opportunities for participation and skills across the whole school. Targeted lessons and clubs will continue into 2019.
Further details for coming years will be posted here in due course.
For the current Year 6 cohort, 19 of the 30 pupils are competent, confident and proficient at swimming 25m or more. These pupils can use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. Extra "catch-up" swimming lessons have been offered to non-swimmers during the Autumn term (2018) to increase this number.
Funding received for 2015/16: £8,795
Spending 2015/16 (including carry forward)
Competition Transport: £366.50
Sports’ Day: £31.80
External equipment for EYFS & KS1: £2669.53
External equipment for KS2: £3238.26
TOTAL SPENDING: £8319.75
Funding received for 2016/17: £8,865
Spending to date for 2016/17 (including carry forward)
Competition Transport: £340
Sports’ Day: £19
Wall Targets: £1,644.50
TOTAL SPENDING: £11,319.46
Funding received for 2017/18: £16,220
Spending to date for 2017/18:
Reduced sports' club costs: £3,590
Competition Transport: £520
Sports’ Day: £20
Specialist teaching in Key Stage 2, supporting long-term staff development and strategy in PE and Games: £5,975
TOTAL SPENDING: £10,456.53
Funding received for 2018/19: £16,220
Spending to date for 2018/19:
Reduced sports' club costs: £1,355
Competition Transport: £460.60
Sports’ Day: £55.50
Local Authority SLA: £675
Skipping School: £810
Dance and Choreography: £1,350
Newcastle United Foundation "Primary Stars" SLA: £2,850
Swimming "Top up" for those who need extra support beyond Class 3: £1764
Specialist teaching in Key Stage 2, supporting long-term staff development and strategy in PE and Games: £
TOTAL SPENDING: £13,789.25 (to date)