PE and Sports Premium
Here at Pinfold Primary School we believe sport, physical activity, getting out into the community and nature, challenge, keeping ourselves safe and teaching children the importance of and how to stay healthy is an integral of our children’s development. We are inclusive and actively support and encourage all of our pupils, no matter their level of ability, to participate. The sporting opportunities are rich, varied and designed to encourage our children to challenge and stretch themselves, enjoy their bodies and love the process – no matter what their ability.
For the past 4 years we have achieved a Gold Standard and are currently going for Platinum. We have exciting and varied PE lessons as part of the curriculum, swim every week and are engaged in the Health and Wellbeing programme to ensure we are addressing all the needs of our children. We are currently developing part of our playground into a Forest School area. We have had many successes over the past year including tag rugby plate winners, representing Pinfold in the Sefton one mile races, attendance at all able, gifted and talented events and sporting festivals and participation in a wide variety of sporting events organised by West Lancs Schools’ sports partnership.
The primary school sport premium is an additional funding from the government and has been received since 2014. This year the amount doubled to allow extra activities to take place. The funding has been provided jointly by the Department of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will go directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of PE and sport for all children. Funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary-aged pupils. The amount Pinfold Primary School receives was just over £16,000 this year.
Use of the primary school sport premium at Pinfold Primary
To ensure we make the most effective use of this money our school has focused on using it to improve our sports provision for all of our children no matter their age and no matter their ability. We have achieved this by providing additional activities, facilitated by specialist sports coaches and teachers, for all of our pupils, including nursery, and also by providing transport support.
This approach has enabled our school to extend the already rich and varied sports provision to incorporate a broader range of activities for all our pupils.
Please see attached Sports Newsletter for current activities and tournaments.
Pinfold, as other West Lancashire Schools, is advantaged by having an active sports partnership which supports local schools by offering a program of exciting, inclusive and age appropriative sports for all children in our school, (including nursery children). These lessons are delivered on a half termly basis by a School Sports Specialist. Each half term the WLSP provides a School Sports Specialist who delivers coaching in their specialist area of the National Curriculum. Children engage in Intra and Inter sports competions every half-term. The children are encouraged to strive for their personal best.
To meet the needs of our pupils this term we have enrolled with the Health and Well being team and our children have the opportunity to engage in Les Mills dance classes and yoga.
We are currently developing part of our playground into a Forest School area and are also liasing with United Utilities to rent the woodlands behind our school.
Sports Premium Funding 2018/19 information. Please see attached document for our Sports Premium Strategy Statement.