P.E. and Sports Funding

Newman Catholic Collegiate - Use of P.E and Sport Funding.

In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.

Funding will be allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils, including: primary, middle, special and non-maintained special schools, academies and pupil referral units from 1 September 2013. A typical primary school will receive about £9,250 annually in the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15.

Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

The Schools within the Newman Catholic Collegiate have pooled a percentage of this Funding, employing a trained P.E Specialist to put into place procedures that will ensure the quality and breath of PE and sport provision is improved.

At the beginning of the academic year all 8 School’s completed a self-review of their department, highlighting areas of strength and aspects that could be improved. This self-review will be completed at the end of each term to enable Schools to continually target aspects of their P.E delivery which could be improved further.

Whilst the funding is provided the School’s within the Newman Catholic Collegiate will benefit from:

  • Teachers receiving 1-to-1 Training with a P.E Specialist in a variety of physical activities, raising the standard of teaching and learning in P.E across the Collegiate.
  • An increase in competitive opportunities in a number of Physical Activities.
  • All Teaching staff receiving high quality P.E and Sports training focusing on appropriate exercises to challenge learners of all abilities.
  • Additional extra-curricular opportunities for pupils to extend their learning.
  • A standardised assessment policy implemented throughout the Collegiate.
  • An elevated focus on teaching pupils the benefits of Healthy, Active Lifestyles.

The Newman Catholic Collegiate recognises the important role P.E and Sport can play in developing children’s self-esteem, physical literacy and physical, social and mental health. The Collegiate intends to continually self-evaluate its P.E and Sports delivery to ensure the Funding allocated embeds School life in a sustainable manner.

Amount of Grant Received

Area of focus Impact (How will this be measured?)

The School will 'pool' a % of the funding across the Newman Catholic Collegiate to employ a P.E Specialist. This new member of Staff will work individually with teachers, lead Staff CPD, organise tournaments and introduce assessment procedures.

(£5,000 per academic year)

  • Class teachers confidence and competence when teaching P.E increases. (measured via observations)
  • The School will compile evidence of assessment in P.E portfolio, allows for progress to be monitored. (measured half-termly)
  • ‘The School’ aims to attend a minimum of 3 P.E based CPD sessions to ensure Staff develop their subject knowledge. (CPD sessions records in P.E portfolio)
  • ‘The School’ will seek to extend pupils learning by attending various Collegiate extra-curricular events in both competitive and non-competitive environments. (The School keeps a record of extra-curricular events entered per academic year, these records will be used to evidence the increase in opportunities for pupils)

The School has purchased the following new equipment: Cones, Bibs, Basketball hoops, Handballs, Gymnastics apparatus

(£300)

  • Purchasing this new equipment will allow ‘The School’ to broaden their P.E curriculum, engaging learners and allowing our pupils to access more opportunities to progress. (measured by offering a curriculum benefiting from a broad range of activities)

Employing specialist coaches after-School to compliment the work of class teachers.

(£6,500)

  • Specialist coaches will not be used to replace P.E lessons taught by class teachers. Sessions led by Specialist coaches will further increase P.E provision, ensuring pupils have the opportunity to develop into physically educated beings. (The impact of these sessions will be measured through School fitness test monitoring, these will occur annually)