We are in the third of three years of Sports Premium funding (the third year was recently announced in the Government’s Autumn Statement). This funding has been given to Primary schools to improve PE and sport. £8,000 per school plus £5 per child has been awarded; this money is ring-fenced for the provision of PE and sport within schools.
At Cubert School the emphasis has been placed on increasing enthusiasm, inspiring sessions and showing children a wide variety of sporting possibilities. We are doing this in the following ways:
Ensure teaching and learning resources are effective for a skills based curriculum.
Increase staff knowledge of PE and sport through courses and observations.
As this year has been a strange one with the cancellation of almost all sport, we have looked at opportunities to develop our sports provision within the school and how we can support and engage pupils.
The recent addition of our hanging bars and multi use gym equipment means that pupils can take part in open-ended, pupil-led exercise and games at break and lunchtimes as well as during planned PE lessons.
We have also used some money to add spinning bars to the outdoor gym, these are fantastic pieces of equipment which use bodyweight to increase or decrease the speed of the spin. These are arriving in the Summer Term.
In the coming term we will be looking into getting coaches into the school (depending on government guidelines) so that pupils are continuing to be exposed to a wide range of sporting opportunities.
Once every half term the PE coordinator is released to meet with other teachers from the Newquay Sports Network. They arrange a wide array of sporting opportunities for pupils from across the key stages to attend. In previous years this has included football competitions, the cross country league, netball, rounders, Quad Kids, Sports hall athletics, surfing, rowing and basketball for Key stage 2 and Beach sports and Multisports activity days for the lower school.
Children throughout the school are also able to partake in swimming lessons at a reduced cost due to the Sports Premium Funding which will only benefit them as we are located so close to so many beaches.
Plans for the future
We are currently in discussions to have more bars erected at the other end of the school which will cater to the older pupils. This means higher bars and more opportunities to engage in creative and open-ended play.
As England begins to open up we will be constantly reviewing the rules around interschool sport and will be in constant contact with the NSN for upcoming events and opportunities.
If you have any suggestions or links to sports clubs you think we would be interested in we would love to hear from you. Please contact the main office and label items FAO Mr Hyde.
Please click the link below to view a breakdown of the Sports Premium funding: