PE & Sport

Primary Schools Sports funding:

At Woodley, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of our children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children. We have always been committed to providing children with a strong program of sporting activities and our Primary School Sport’s Funding is enabling us to continue to extend our provision for all our pupils, ensuring that each child will experience the benefits. We have developed an action plan in order to continue to improve PE provision and raise achievement for all pupils in sport.

How much do we get?

Each school receives £16,000, plus £5 per pupil on role in January. This is allocated in two payments in September and April. For the school year 2021/2022 Woodley Primary School received £ 19,560.00

Our current priorities for spending the funding:

  • Develop staff expertise in teaching gymnastics, dance and games.
  • Provide support and training to enable school staff to deliver high quality PE
  • Update gymnastics equipment to provide additional challenge for pupils.
  • Support and continue the development of an active lunchtime playground.
  • Increase participation in sport through the provision of a wide range of extra-curricular clubs.
  • Provide a wider range of activities to engage the less engaged and cater for SEN pupils.
  • Increase participation in inter and intra school competitions and tournaments through membership of our local sports partnership.
  • Increase children’s awareness of how to live a healthy lifestyle through STEM Week and health focused days.
  • Develop leadership opportunities for pupils through a range of roles during PE lesson.
  • Ensure pupils leaving Year 6 meet the National Curriculum swimming requirements of being able to swim 25m through providing additional swimming teachers for all years.

Extra – curricular

To increase participation in extra-curricular activities:

  • Sports coaches are employed at lunchtime to increase physical activity and support lunchtime staff in the management of behaviour.
  • There is a variety of sporting opportunities accessible to all children through the provision of a wide range of extra-curricular activities.
  • Links continue to be built with local sporting establishments, providing pathways for children to progress.
  • A wider range of activities are provided to engage the less engaged and cater for SEN pupils.

Impact of funding –

  • Bronze Active Mark achieved.
  • Increased participation in active lunchtimes through the investment of equipment.
  • Increased participation in extra-curricular sport, with activities targeted at some of our less engaged pupils.
  • Invested in new school competition clothing.
  • Inter and external school competition opportunities for children in KS2 (these were previously reduced due to COVID).
  • Staff are supported in curriculum delivery.
  • Children across 2 year groups had specialist coaches deliver cricket and golf teaching as part of their school PE lessons, raising standards for pupils and skills for staff as part of CPD.