PE and School Sport Premium
In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding was targeted at improving the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision in schools.
In our school this amounts to £
The Knotty Ash PE Curriculum
At Knotty Ash Primary School we believe that when children are actively engaged in an inspiring yet supportive environment, we can make an important contribution to the overall health and well-being of our children. We strive to offer high-quality experiences of PE and sport which have the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.
Through PE and Sport, our children develop a number of important holistic qualities. These include confidence, ambition, self-esteem, discipline, having respect for rules, being able to cope with winning and losing, forming positive relationships, determination, courage, etc. If these qualities are present, young people are more likely to feel secure in taking risks in their learning, attempting more challenging tasks, and therefore improving their overall ability.
Our curriculum offers a wide range of activities which are delivered in school and aim to engage and inspire all children. We are also committed to ensuring that all children receive at least 2 hours per week of high quality well-planned PE.
Over the year each child will participate in games, athletics, dance and gymnastics lessons with swimming for all Year 4 children delivered through the Liverpool City Swimming Programme who provide two high quality specialist swimming teachers. Our aim is that all children who leave our school at the end of Year 6 are able to swim 25 metres.
Adventurous activities in Years 6, including climbing, canoeing, problem solving, orienteering and archery which are delivered while they attend an annual residential at Colomendy. In addition to this, we have 2 morning ‘Rise and Shine’ sessions before school which aim to increase children’s activity levels and prepare them for the day ahead.
What does the School Sport Premium mean for our school?
‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and Sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how to do this’ (DfE, June 2013)
Membership with the Liverpool Schools Sports Partnership (LSSP)
We have purchase the bronze package with the LSSP which mean we:
can access sporting competitions at both district and citywide levels increasing pupils’ participation in competitive sporting events both in KS1 and KS2.
are kept up to date with the latest PE and school sports developments .
‘Real PE’ Scheme of Work
We have invested in a new scheme of work for PE to use throughout the school which ensures that our PE lessons are fully aligned to the New 2014 National Curriculum.
The ‘real PE’ programme is based on a holistic approach which recognises the key abilities children need to be successful both within PE and Sport and across the curriculum.
Staff have been trained in how to deliver the ‘real PE’ scheme which is helpful to their overall continuing professional development (CPD).
Specialist / Qualified Sports Coaches
At Knotty Ash, we will support, engage and encourage all our children to be a member of a school sports club.
The school is keen to provide a wide range of extra-curricular clubs for children throughout the year which allow the children to experience many sports such as Netball, Football, Multi-skills, Hockey, Cricket, Rounders, Athletics, Basketball, Golf and Judo.
We have also held very successful After-school Street Dance clubs which allow the children to create a performance that they can share with the whole school.
Our Year 4 children access swimming lessons for 1 hour each week annually and Y6 have the opportunity to take part in ‘top up’ sessions to ensure more children can swim at least 25m by the time they get to Senior School.
Annual Sports and Health Week
Lessons and activities associated with sports and leading a healthy, active lifestyle.
Food stuffs for events during the week, i.e. Smoothies and fruit picnics.
Inter-house ‘World Cup’ competitions and medals for winners.
Provide a specialist PE teacher from local Secondary school to work alongside school staff in a CPD role to develop quality teaching of gymnastics/dance in all KS1 and 2 year groups for at least one half term.