Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Sports Premium Grant
The government is providing the additional funding to schools improve the quality of sport and PE for all children.
During 2017 - 2018 Foxes Piece School received £14,155 sports premium grant.
During 2018 - 2019 Foxes Piece School received £17,933 sports premium grant.
During 2019 - 2020 Foxes Piece School received £17,964 sports premium grant.
During 2020-2021 Foxes Piece School is expected £17,000 (approx)
The funding so far has been used for:
- Developing PE lessons across the school through team teaching, training and coaching by buying into a local sports network – school sports partnership with Great Marlow School.
- PE specialists and qualified coaches work alongside our teachers to deliver high quality PE lessons and clubs.
- We have increased the range of extracurricular clubs on offer to pupils both at lunch and after school.
- We offer pupils taster specialist sessions to sample sports they may not be able to try in the normal PE curriculum- such as fencing, street dance, marital arts archery, football and golf.
- Talent spotting and support for pupils who excel in sports
- Professional development for newly qualified teachers
- We have purchased new equipment e.g. archery sets, gym mats, footballs and netball posts
- We have worked with external PE specialists to evaluate the sports provision in school and develop our plans for improvement
- We have actively engaged less active pupils in sports clubs by offering an activity that they requested – archery and curling.
- We had attended more competitive events - running, cross countries, football, girls football, netball and athletics.
- To set up 'Girls Active', a programme to promote girls to stay active.
Impact of Sport Premium Funding at Foxes Piece School
- More children are attending extracurricular clubs.
- We offer a broader extra-curricular sports programme in school
- Teachers tell us they are more confident when teaching PE and sport
- We have reintroduced competitive Sports Day
- Consistently ‘good’ PE lessons are taught across the school
- Good leadership of PE ensures pupils have positive experiences in lessons and the additional clubs have a broad and balanced understanding of sports.
- PE coordinator is now more confident to evaluate PE lessons and provided feedback and development points to staff
- PE co coordinator ensures the PE profile is high and a strong sporting ethos is developing in the school.
- All children have had the opportunity to try new activities
- Pupils have engaged in more competitions, tournaments and festivals (cross country, 5K fun run, netball and football matches)
- Pupils have a better understanding about healthy lifestyles and diets
- Yoga lessons have supported children with SEND to focus on their learning and to help them learn relaxation techniques.
- Additional swimming lessons for non-swimmers has been established
- Cycling proficiency delivered to children across KS2
Future Plans – 2020/21 – Plans will be changing as the current Covid situation changes
- Introduce virtual school competitions, in accordance with current government guidelines, until we can take part in competitive sports against other schools
- Continue to offer cycling proficiency to children across KS2
- Use in school sports specialists to deliver enrichment days for children
- To continue links with local schools to aid transition and offer a wider range of equipment when appropriate
- Promote healthy eating with a focus on healthy lunchboxes/snacks
- Children, staff and governors to take part in local remote Santa Fun Run competition
- Continue to promote 'Girl’s Active' project in accordance with Government guidelines
- Professional development of new teachers
- Additional swimming lessons for non-swimmers in Year 6 – in accordance with government guidelines
- Develop an outside fitness area for children to use during break times and PE lessons
- Develop daily fitness sessions where children encounter a range of different activities to encourage movement and work on re establishing a healthy lifestyle since returning to school
- Introduce aspirational assemblies for pupils in order to inspire and encourage participation in sports.
- Purchase new sports equipment, badminton and archery, for children to use within their school bubbles at break times.
Unfortunately our swimming lessons have been affected for the academic year 2020-2021 due to COVID-19.
Swimming at Foxes Piece (2019-2020)
Within our current cohort pupils can do each of the following:
62% of pupils can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
52% of pupils use a range of strokes effectively
55% of pupils perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Our Action for 2021
Specialist top up swimming to take place during Summer 2021 if restrictions for COVID-19 have been lifted.