PE & Sport funding

Schools are allocated a sum of money, called the Primary PE and Sport Funding to support all children and improve the quantity, quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. The allocation is calculated according to the intake of the school, and each school decides how to best allocate the money in support of the aims, so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and increase their participation in sporting activities.

Existing Provision
Woodbridge Primary School children have a great deal of physical activities as part of their curriculum, through outdoor Games lessons, indoor Gym and Dance, alongside Activ8 DVDs for use in the classroom.

We play competitive football and netball matches against other local schools, individually and in tournaments, send a team to the Quad-Kids Athletics Festival and hold our annual Sports Day with a range of competitive track and field events.

A coach from Woodbridge Tennis Club teaches tennis on Monday afternoons to different year groups and also holds an after-school tennis club. The residential journeys for Y5 and Y6 both have sporting elements, with archery, rock climbing, hill walking, wide games and abseiling as part of one or the other. Our outdoor environment includes a playing field, pirate ship, climbing wall, adventure trail, and playground markings to encourage the children in active and adventurous play.

Impact of PE and Sports Funding

  • All children across the school have access to 2 hours of high quality curriculum PE.
  • Children in Years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 have benefited from 10 hours of dance teaching/experience with a qualified dance instructor. Dance teaching has led to benefits across other areas of children’s learning, including developing performance and collaborative skills.
  • The involvement of staff in a dance inset session and working alongside a qualified dance instructor in PE sessions, has increased the confidence and competence of staff in delivering dance sessions.
  • All children in KS1 and KS2 have benefited from specialist tennis coaching.
  • Year 5 Play Leaders have been trained and are leading lunchtime active play sessions in the playground.
  • New playground equipment, sourced by School Council, has increased participation in active play and exercise at lunchtimes.
  • Participation in extracurricular sporting clubs has increased. The purchase of new equipment has allowed for the creation of a new after school rugby club and there has been a rise in tennis club membership.
  • Talent spotting sessions have increased the breadth of sports and activities experienced by children. Children are confident in trying new activities, such as handball and badminton.
  • A number of links with community clubs have been made and maintained, including Woodbridge Tennis Club, Hollesley Judo Club, Suffolk Ski Centre, Seckford Golf Club, Deben Swimming Club, Civil Service Netball Club and Woodbridge Junior Badminton Club.
  • Talent spotting sessions have led to funding for children to attend specialist coaching at local sports clubs. A number of children have continued their membership at local sports clubs.
  • Netball Talent Spotting September 2013 – 50% of children were still members in March 2015.
  • Netball Talent Spotting November 2013 – 100% of children were still members in March 2015, with one child selected and playing for the Suffolk Netball Academy.
  • Netball Talent Spotting December 2014 – 42% of children still members in March 2015.
  • Judo Talent Spotting February 2014 – 80% of children continued into the main group after the funded sessions. 23% of children were still members in March 2015.
  • Tennis Talent Spotting January 2014 – 36% of children were still members of the tennis club in March 2015.
  • The perimeter path round the school field has been well used by the children for running/active games at break times and during cross country practice, particularly when the school field is out of use due to inclement weather.

PE & Sports Funding 2013-14
Our Primary PE and Sport Grant for 2013-14 was £8,860. We used this money to: -

  • Employ a specialist PE teacher and coordinator, along with other local primary schools, to work across the group. That teacher coordinated football and netball leagues, made sure there was sufficient support for the pyramid swimming gala, cross-country event and tournaments for cricket, rounders, netball and football. She taught dance to our Y6 pupils for one hour per week in the Autumn Term.
  • Pay for qualified multi-sports coaches for all Y4, Y5 and Y6 pupils one hour per week.
  • Pay for coach travel to the pyramid swimming gala.
  • Provide supply cover to facilitate an intra-school netball tournament.
  • Provide Handball taster sessions for all pupils, led by a member of 2012 Team GB.
  • Arrange talent spotting days by local clubs in tennis, judo and golf, with a further specialist coaching for around a dozen children identified in each sport.
  • Purchase additional equipment to support tennis, rugby, basketball, gymnastics and hockey.

Plans for Funding 2014-15

  • Dance training for teachers
  • Talent spotting in skiing, dance, archery and fitness
  • Continue with specialist PE teacher/ coordinator
  • Continue with multi-sports coaches for Y4, Y5 & Y6 pupils
  • Build a perimeter path around the field so that the children can still run when the field is out of use due to inclement weather.
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