PE & Sport Funding
Encouraging children to adopt healthy lifestyles is a very important aspect of our ethos and values here at Two Gates. Promoting physical and mental well-being is planned for across the curriculum, through daily practise and the wider experiences offered at Two Gates.
We are delighted that this additional funding continues to be made available to schools, as it enables us to plan and deliver improvements in PE and Sport provision through purchasing training and resources in identified areas of focus and provide enrichment experiences.
As this funding is not guaranteed long-term for schools, it is important that we spend it in a way that will benefit the majority of pupils in the school and maximise the impact over a sustained period of time. We have detailed improvement plans for all areas of school; expenditure relating to PE and sport funding is tagged to the identified improvements on the PE action plan.
The impact of expenditure is monitored regularly throughout the year and we are seeing sustained impact in the following areas:
- the increased number of pupils accessing a range of after school sports clubs
- increased confidence and skills of teachers in delivering quality gymnastics teaching which impacts on learning and progress
- A very successful Health and Well-being week in which all pupils have participated in a range of activities to promote healthy lifestyles over a number of days.
- Healthier and more active lunchtimes
Please click here for the impact report for the 2017/18 PE and Sport Funding Expenditure:
The allocation for 18/19 is £18,900. We have identified our spending priorities all linked to our PE School Improvement Plan and in line with the following DfE Key Indicators:
Key Indicator 1: the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
Key Indicator 2: the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
Key Indicator 3: increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
Key Indicator 4: broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
Key Indicator 5: increased participation in competitive sport
The induction and CPD of the new PE lead teacher will be a significant priority this year to ensure clarity of role and support for action planning and monitoring based on the school’s needs. We will also need to ensure that the improvements in learning and teaching made over the past two years are maintained and embedded and staff new to the school receive quality induction and support.
We value your support in ensuring your children have the correct kit in school so that they can participate fully in physical education lessons and wider experiences.