How will Shakespeare Infant School be using the additional funding to further improve provision in PE in 2017-18
1. Improving the quality of teaching.
We will continue to employ a specialist team of sports coaches from to work alongside our KS1 teachers to further improve teachers’ subject knowledge in teaching a range of different skills. In addition to this we will extend KS1 coaching to include gymnastics in the spring term.
2. After-school Sports Clubs
We will offer free after school sports sessions to disadvantaged pupils and to those pupils with SEN to develop their gross motor/social skills.
We will continue to provide multi skills club after school, free of charge for pupils who need to improve their levels of fitness, or who would benefit from increased opportunities to develop their gross motor/social skills.
We will also be consulting with the children and their parent/carers to help us to decide upon an alternative after school sporting provision. This additional club will be of a ‘non-traditional’ type physical activity with the aim of broadening our offer and engaging those pupils who would not habitually choose to take part in extra-curricular sports.
Cost: £1500 approx.
3. Playtime skills focus.
We will promote child led activities during playtimes by introducing specific equipment and games on a regular basis i.e. Hula Hoop Week or Skipping Week. We will decide on activities and equipment in consultation with the school council. This will be promoted through assemblies and by staff in the outdoor areas.
Cost: £1000 approx.
4. Adventurous Activities
We will provide an ‘away day’ trip for pupils in Year 2 free of charge with the aim of broadening their experience and enriching their social and emotional experience. This will include activities such as team building games and rope courses led by skilled outdoor education professionals.
Improve PE resources, primarily in Yr R, and update the range of sports equipment available for PE lessons and also at play times.
6. Lunchtime sports coaching
Continue provision for active playtimes for Y2 through our professional coaches in which children can access such activities as football, hockey and rounders. These activities will align with inter schools competition where all pupils will have the opportunity to compete at in least one competition.
7. Professional Development
As well as teachers working alongside sports coaches once a week throughout the year. We will offer inset time to be led by a P.E. specialist and 1:1 time for our sports leader with a LEA P.E specialist. This will help to further improve teachers’ subject knowledge in teaching a range of different skills, enabling teachers to plan and deliver consistently high quality lessons which enable pupils to be active and improve fitness levels across a range of disciplines.
Total cost: £15,844