Our Vision for PE, Healthy Active Lifestyles (HAL) and School Sport (SS)
Beeston Primary is a school of healthy, happy and active learners who understand and embrace the importance of a healthy and physically active lifestyle for all.
We care about our bodies, making healthy choices and challenging ourselves to develop and build our skills in all areas of the curriculum.
We are competitive and we aim to win, but we understand good sportsmanship and that it is just as important to take part.
We are a school that likes to have a go, get involved and feel great!
From September 2013 until 2020 the government is giving £150 million per annum into primary schools to improve the provision of physical education within school, creating more opportunities for competitive sport for all and increasing awareness of healthy living and well-being amongst pupils.
The money is given by Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport (through Sport England). Each school receives approximately £8,000 plus £5 per pupil.
Allocation for the current year (2016-2017): £10,460
2016/17 spending of the Sports Premium funding
- Joining the JESS cluster - Gold package (coaching and organised inter-school competitions). The Cluster Sporting Partnership scheme seeks to offer 'A high quality service that meets the School's needs as well as providing support with increasing the opportunities available to our young people.'
- Sports coaching from secondary school P.E teachers from TSLA (The South Leeds Academy). Teachers are to attend their classes coaching session to develop their own P.E teaching.
- Resources for P.E lessons and after school clubs.
- Enhance outdoor P.E provision (orienteering)
- Transport - to ensure we can take children to external competitions.
- Dance and gymnastics scheme (to be looked at in October 2016)
2015/16 spending of the Sports Premium funding
- Sports coach (3x a week) for all year groups to access throughout the year. Teachers took part in these sessions to enhance their own CPD.
- Real P.E scheme (reception to year 6).
Differences made to participation and attainment
The sports coach enabled all children to have access to sporting activities that they may not have had the opportunity to be part of outside of school. The children were excited and engaged during their weekly session with the coach. Ensuring that teaching staff were part of these sessions means that they will be able to carry on good practice when teaching their own P.E lessons.
Real P.E scheme
Real P.E is a progressive scheme, based on learning and applying fundamental movement skills. The scheme is proven to enable children to 'create positive relationships with physical activity for life'. The scheme is embedded within the curriculum and many of the units link to the fundamental British Values and SMSC.
Pupils and staff were asked to complete a questionnaire on the impact of Real P.E.
Pupil responses (sample)
'I use the skills when I go to football training; it has made me a lot faster'.
'My teacher can give me something harder to do when I've learnt a skill'.
'I love the games; you forget you're working so hard'.
Staff responses (sample)
'I enjoy teaching P.E now. The scheme gives you it all, but does not restrict you from using your own ideas'.
'Children who never used to join in physical activity and always used to purposefully forget their P.E kit are now joining in and enjoying it at their own level'.