To see our latest PE Sports Grant Report please see below.
What is the Sports Funding?
Since academic year 2013/14, the government has provided funding of £150 million each year to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport. It will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and P.E; each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next three years - here at Norbury Manor that will mean around £9,935 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. More information can be found on the by clicking here.
Purpose of the funding
Schools will spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Examples include additional sport clubs, equipment to support P.E and hiring specialist P.E teachers/qualified sport coaches.
At Norbury Manor we recognise the contribution of P.E to the health and well-being of the children. In addition, it is considered that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.
Use and Impact of the Funding
At Norbury Manor we use the funding provided to partly subsidise the work of our school sports coach and to join the Croydon School Sports Partnership.
Membership of the partnership costs 1/3 of the total grant ie. £3,333.per year. The following services are provided by the partnership.
- Staff support for PE teaching including timetabled team teaching and bespoke whole school CPD training including gymnastics, dance, multi skills and games
- An action plan written to the schools individual requirements and reviewed with them each term
- Assistance with curriculum planning and assessment for PE
- Delivery of play leaders’ schemes for both Lunchtime Supervisors and pupils
- Access to all borough competitions run through Croydon SSP at no-charge; including School Games branded competitions
- Arrangement of additional competitions, including bespoke sports festivals for KS1 pupils
- Advice on co-ordination of external coaching; assisting schools in identifying suitable coaches or organisations, and providing quality assurance
- Continuation of liaison with secondary schools to utilise facilities and young leaders
- Health and fitness co-ordination for ‘healthy schools’ events and links to Change4Life and other weight management programmes
- Act as an access point to local organisations as well as the County Sports Partnership (London Sport) to access regional opportunities and products. This will include links with NGBs and coaching programmes, support for writing sports funding applications, access to Sportivate funding and links with other programmes such as Satellite Clubs
- Sharing of good practice between schools and providing networking opportunities including PE Co-ordinator meetings and organisation of borough wide CPD opportunities for no extra charge
- Attendance at the Croydon SSP PE and School Sport Conference to be held in November 2014
Our Sports Coach is employed to teach Games during each Year group’s PPA time once a week as well as run an after school netball club. In addition to this the coach teaches the following sports in various age groups in order for us to enter teams into competitions organised by the Sports Partnership.
|Hi 5 Netball||Gymnastics|
|Kwik Cricket||Hard Ball Cricket|
|Rounders||Track & field Athletics|