The Government is spending over £450 million to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
At Park View Academy, our commitment is to use The Sport Premium to achieve a number of core ambitions. These include:
Training and Development
We understand that CPD and increased capacity will lead to improvement in the implementation of physical education and sport at primary school. As such, a proportion of our Sports Premium is used to fund a specialist coach staff which is shared with our sister school Blacklow Brow. This has enabled teaching staff to develop their own knowledge and teaching in curriculum planning and delivery. Furthermore, this resource has presented increased opportunities for our pupils to be involved in interschool and intra school competitions and clubs. More information here.
Developing Play Time Games
At Park View, every child has the opportunity to partake in physical activity throughout their break and lunchtimes. Sports Premium has allowed school to purchase a range of equipment to broaden the opportunities children are provided. Through appropriate CPD, play facilitators are coached to support children to thrive and enjoy unstructured sporting opportunities, developing sportsmanship and skills. The purchase of this equipment has seen a significant increase in children partaking in competitive sports throughout break and lunchtimes.
For the second year running Park View have been awarded the Knowsley Schools Sports Partnership award.
(Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium, AfPE / YST, 2015)
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
5. increased participation in competitive sport