What is the PE & Sport Funding?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
We recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children. Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.
Purpose of the funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses of the funding include:
At The Churchill School, we have developed a new scheme of work from Early Years and throughout Key Stage One and Two, to cater for all children to develop skills and play specific competitive sports. We also encourage children to continue their love of Sport in after School Clubs.
We believe that having opportunities to learn new sports and take part in competitions not only promotes healthy living and an active lifestyle but also raises children’s confidence, self-esteem, determination, allows them to take risks and work with others. Therefore supporting them to become all round life-long learners.
As part of our Vicus Trust, we work closely with Hawkinge Primary and take part in termly events such as; shared Dance Performances, Multi Skills Festivals and Intra School tournaments.
In addition, we have links with Pent Valley School, Shepway Sports Trust and Folkestone Sports Centre where each child has had the opportunity to learn new Sports such as Boxing, Gymnastic Skills and Skiing, beat Personal Bests in the Gym and experienced Paralympic Sports.
Children also compete in Intra-School events with other local Schools and play Specific Sports such as; Netball, Cricket, Football, Athletics, Swimming, Tennis, Rugby, Hockey and Golf.
We regularly have visits from local coaches to support Teachers and Support Staff within lessons and enjoy trying new sports and learning new skills in workshops too. Some of which have included, Cheerleading and Cricket. We have also been inspired by a visit from an Olympic Swimmer, Chris Cooke!
Children should wear plimsolls, dark coloured shorts and a white
t-shirt. Dark coloured tracksuit/jogging bottoms may be worn for outside lessons.
Long hair should be tied back and earrings removed or taped.
When swimming, boys should wear trunks, girls should wear costumes and long hair should be tied up or in a hat.
Children may also wish to wear goggles.