School Sports Grant.
Following the announcement of the Primary PE and Sport Grant over the last three years, this year we have been given even better funds to promote physical education in school.
During this academic year 2017-2018 we will receive £16,000 which will be spent on collaborations with West Lancs Schools Sports Partnership; as well as an extra £10 per child in school.
This amount has doubled since last year and Mrs Griffin is consulting with Mark Forester (director of the West Lancs Sports Partnership) on making the best use of this additional funding. We are considering balancability for children in Reception, PE Plus for children with additional needs, additional outdoor pursuits and swimming for children in year one and two - these are all in addition to the usual activities provided.
This service will include delivery of PE and School Sport on a twice weekly basis in our School by a School Sport Specialist. Each half term our school will access a different School Sport Specialist who will deliver their Specialist area of the National Curriculum.
The 6 areas that our School will receive support in include:
Gymnastics, Dance, Invasion Games, Net & Wall, Striking and Fielding and Athletics & Outdoor Adventurous Activities. We also will receive Bikeability lessons for all of year five and six.
The School Sport Specialist will deliver Curriculum PE lessons, providing Continued Professional Development for School Staff and deliver Lunchtime and After School Clubs during their twice weekly visits to our School.
In addition to the provision provided by a School Sport Specialist our School, as a member of the West Lancashire School Sport Partnership, will have access to all services and opportunities that they deliver throughout the academic year. This includes: staff training to ensure sustainability; inter-school sport competitions and activities for gifted and talented children and for children with special needs.
All 8 West Lancashire Secondary Schools have committed to the continued release of a School Sport Co-ordinator who we will also have the opportunity to work with at a local level.
The Primary PE and Sport Grant provides us with a fantastic opportunity to work collaboratively across West Lancashire to ensure that we deliver an Inclusive PE and School Sport Programme that meets the needs of every child in our School.
You can visit the West Lancs School Sports Partnership website to see further details on how we are spending our funds.
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