At Northwold a healthy lifestyle and well-being are core components for the values and ethos of the school. We recognise the importance of having a broad and balance PE curriculum and extra-curricular programme in improving pupils’ attitude, attainment and achievement at the highest level. The Sports Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision for children to developing a healthy lifestyle.
What is the Sports Funding?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Northwold received £9,250 for 2013/2014 academic year. This was based on the eligibility of 343 children. The funding in following years was £9,250 for 2014/15 and £9763 for 2015/16. For 2016-2017 the funding received was £9,730.
Promote improvements in the provision of PE for primary age children from Years 1 to 6 and give them the opportunity to develop a healthy lifestyle. The school has the freedom in choosing how to spend the funds.
What we do at Northwold to promote the PE curriculum:
- To employ a specialist P.E. teacher to deliver the PE curriculum to children during teacher’s PPA time.
- Investing in resources to enhance physical activities during playtimes
- Providing subsidised places for children in after-school sports club
- Work in partnership with Access to Sport to delivery after school club activities.
- Participate in athletics competition in the borough
- Provide cycle training session to Year 5&6 children
- Participate in Bike around the borough activity
- To fund curriculum days to increase children’s enjoyment and enthusiasm for physical education (e.g. Skipping workshop)
- Annual Sports Day Gala at Finsbury Park Track and Field Centre
- Subsidise the cost of P.E kit for Years 1 to 6 children
- Annual flash mob dance production
- Participate in borough wide competition e.g: Cricket, Rounders and Athletics
In assessing our success, the following will be taken into account:
- School dinner and After school Club snack menu
- The importance of enjoyment and play
- The maximum participation of all pupils
- The development of skills and understanding by pupils
- The inclusion of all pupils
- Safety issues
- The use of resources
Please find below a report outlining the success and impact of the initiatives.