The Sports Premium Funding has been used to improve the quality of Physical Education Teaching at the school as well as to encourage the children’s participation in sport. New equipment has been purchased and the children were entered into a wide variety of competitions.
Purchasing of new equipment
New equipment has been purchased for the school. As well as footballs and netballs, essential skills equipment such as beanbags, hoops and a variety of balls have been purchased to support the new curriculum.
Entrance fees have been paid to enter the children in a wide range of competitions including football, netball, cross-country, swimming and Town Sports. This has enabled competition with other schools and for the children to take pride in representing St Michael’s, on a wider stage.
2016-17 Level 2 Inter-School Sports Competition Report
Since the beginning of the academic year 2016-2017 St Michael’s C of E Primary School has taken part in 16 Level 2 competitions (inter-schools competitions – against other schools.
Also during the rest of the academic year the school competed in another 3 further competitions: Town Sports Kings Park Stadium, eight-a-side cricket at Winton College and the Septenery Trust Games. There was also a Gifted and Talented festival and St Michael’s own Sports day.
191 children have taken part in these events, although, some children have competed more than once.
Training for Staff
A member of St Michael’s Staff has completed the Level 6 Certificate of Physical Education, which included writing a new PE curriculum for the school. He also undertook a Level 3 Award in Supporting the Delivery of Dance in Physical Education and School Sport, which is be completed by the autumn term 2017.
The entire teaching staff have all taken part in Continuing Professional Development (CPD), hosted during a twilight staff meeting, which was given by an outside instructor. A subsequent twilight staff meeting was given on planning PE lessons using the new curriculum.