Our Vision for PE
Our vision for PE, at Mallard Primary School, is to ensure that all children are given the opportunity to take part in and show progression through a variety of different sporting activities. We believe that sport is integral to all children’s growth and feel that it plays a key part in their spiritual, moral and cultural development. At Mallard, we believe it is important for children to take part in a range of both competitive and non-competitive sports. Through competition and challenge, we want pupils to be able to celebrate the occasions when they are successful, whilst realising that team work and fair play has a key role to play in not only the sporting world but also their own lives. For this to be achieved, all children take part in 2 hours a week of PE lessons. As well as this, they are encouraged to take part in active sessions at lunch time through the use of: imaginative play, play-ground leader games or organised zones run by lunchtime staff. After school, we always provide a range of sporting clubs which cater for key stage one and key stage two. As well as these opportunities, Mallard provide opportunities to take part in festivals and competitions, which often take place out of school hours, against other schools in the local area. Taking part in festivals and competitions allows children the chance to put skills learnt during lessons into practise and also gives them the opportunity to make links with other sporting clubs in the local area.
How the Government are helping to develop PE?
To help support with the development and delivery of PE, the Department of Education and Department of Health have set up a funding programme known as ‘The PE and School Sports Grant’ (Sport Premium) This scheme has been running since 2014, after the success of the London 2012 Olympics. In the past schools have been given a minimum grant of £8,000, but this year the government have doubled the funding due to the impact the grant has been having of sporting participation and achievement. This year, each primary school (who meets the requirements) will receive a grant of £15,285.
This funding is to be used to:
- Increase the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Increase the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting a healthy and active lifestyle.
- Promote the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
- Provide a broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils across the curriculum and during extra-curricular hours.
- Increase participation in competitive sport.
To help make the correct decisions for our school we have chosen to work alongside the School Sports Partnership called Active Fusion. This company provides coaching support for teachers, links with other local schools for competitions/ festivals, links with feeder Secondary Schools and finally links with local sporting communities. For more information about Active Fusion please visit: http://activefusion.org.uk/
What have we chosen to spend the Schools Sport Premium on?
- Coaching support from Active Fusion to help support all teachers from Y1 – Y6 in the planning, delivery and assessment of Outdoor games. This support will be in place for the full academic year to provide full units of Outdoor games.
- After school club provision throughout the academic year.
- CPD opportunities for staff.
- New equipment for PE sessions and also to develop provision at lunchtimes.
- Transportation costs for competitions and festivals.
- Interaction with external companies to promote PE in the wider community and promote healthy living.
- Weekly swimming sessions for Year 2.
Please see our PE school audit and our school action plan with budget breakdown to see how we plan to utilise the Sport Premium Funding effectively.