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At St Helen’s, we are committed to developing the quality of our sports provision and widening the opportunities for children to be involved in sporting experiences and competitions.
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum 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. Each Head Teacher has the freedom to decide how best to spend the money on improving the quality of sport and PE for all children in their school.
All schools receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil for the two academic years between 2013-2015.
|Membership to South Glos PE Association||Being a member enables the School to participate in a greater number of Inter-School competitions across a range of sports, including football, netball, swimming, tennis and cross country. In 2014-15, the school is entered to the South Glos football cup and league competitions, netball league, Girl’s football league, the Festival of Youth Sports as well as cluster sports tournaments.|
|Staff released to accompany matches||Cover is provided so that the most appropriate staff can be released to attend tournaments, festivals and matches.|
|After School and Lunch Time Clubs||Different sport clubs are run by qualified sports coaches and teachers. This enables a greater number of children to be involved in Sport during lunch play and after school. Clubs include: Y5/6 football, Y3/4 football, Girl’s football, Sports Heroes (KS1 sports club), mini-squash, two popular gym clubs and street dance.In addition in 2014-15 we are providing training for Playground Leaders to encourage children to stay active at Lunch Times.Take up in clubs has significantly increased this year. In 2013-14, we had 76 children enrolled in clubs. This academic year (14-15) we have 145 children in clubs.|
|Partnership with Gloucestershire Cricket Club||The school has entered a partnership with Gloucestershire Cricket Club for the 2014-15 academic year. This provides specialist coaching for children, access to local competitions and gives children the opportunity to attend T20 Professional Cricket matches in Bristol.|
|New Sports equipment purchased||New football nets, balls, relay batons, ribbons, dance scarves, music for dance and Huff and Puff Leaders kit.|
|PE Subject Leader Release Time||The PE subject leader has time to be out of the class to ensure effective PE and Sports opportunities throughout the school.The PE subject leader introduced a competitive sports day in 2013-14 and children and parents gave very positive feedback on the day. This will be further developed during 2014-15 academic year|
|Professional Development for Teachers to improve quality of PE Teaching||Opportunities to observe qualified coaches to teach Gymnastics or the Games aspect of the Curriculum. This ensures that high quality PE teaching continues.|
|Sports Coach employed||The school has employed a sports coach for one day per week to provide specialist coaching and high quality CPD for teachers.|