Sports Premium

Physical Education

At Westbury on Severn C of E primary school we are committed to providing all children, regardless of ability or age, the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sporting activities. These take place during PE lessons, Westbury Workshops, after school clubs and interschool competitions and events.

 "Pupils are developing healthy lifestyles and physical fitness well through the school’s physical education programme and the additional sports opportunities provided."

Ofsted June 2014

 

Sports Premium

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. 

  • 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.

  • Alongside numeracy and literacy, Sports Premium will be the third area to be inspected by Ofsted therefore it is vitally important that we utilise the funding effectively.

    Our two year plan to spend the Sports Premium money to effectively support children progress in PE and staff subject knowledge is to:

  • Work collaboratively with expert PE specialist in delivering high quality PE lessons alongside staff, to further improve staff experience and knowledge.

  • Provide high quality resources to be use across the school.

  • Offer a range of after school sports activities.

  • Work alongside local primary and secondary schools to offer competitive opportunities.

     

    As our school commitment to this we have affiliated to the Forest of Dean School Games Network and the GloWMATCH (Westbury CE, Ashleworth CE, Tibberton, Churcham and Huntley CE) cluster of schools. This collaborative working will provide enhanced opportunities for students and staff alike to develop PE and School Sports. The following areas will be covered:

  • Pupil participation opportunities –festivals and events (Dance, Easter and Summer Multi-Skills)

  • Pupils competition opportunities – Cross country / Tag-Rugby / Swimming gala / Athletics / Rounders

  • Staff continual professional development – High Quality Physical Education / Sport Specific

  • Curriculum support – activities as required 

In addition, as part of our commitment, we will also look for ways to increase participation in sports activities and clubs and offer additional sports clubs so that we continue to work with our Healthy School Status and reaccreditation.

 

"The primary school sports grant is used effectively to extend pupils’ opportunities and physical development. Specialist sports coaches provide good teaching for pupils and provide useful training to increase staff skills in physical education."

Ofsted June 2014