Ideas for infants How can infant schools utilise their Primary School Sport Premium funding effectively?
The new Primary School Sport Premium funding has given many schools throughout Kent the opportunity to increase their sporting provision for pupils. We have seen an increase in the amount of schools entering the school games, employing PE specialists and trying new sports.
What about us?
Unfortunately infant schools do not always have the same opportunities available to them as juniors/primaries do. Whether it be a lack of competitive sport events (due to the number of infant schools and their locations) or finding a sport which has products for Key Stage 1 children, it is not always easy for an infant school to use the funding effectively.
How do we spend it?
It is completely up to you how you want to spend this funding as every school is different. Whether you decide to try out some new activities, invest in providing additional after school- clubs or buying new equipment, there are a number of options available to you.
Have you thought about increasing competition?
Maybe an inter/intra schools multi-skills tournament? The money can be pooled together with other local schools to pay for organisations to run competitions like this.
How do we know what we need with regards to PE/ school sport?
This is why it is so important to complete a self-review of your current provision and then plan accordingly. The funding is being issued directly to schools as you are in the best position to decide what you need. OFSTED has stated that using some of the funding to bring in specialists to evaluate your current PE provision is deemed an effective use so you may decide to do this in the first instance.
Kent Sport has created an online resource containing a number of offers from National Governing Bodies of Sport which caters for Key Stage 1 (as well as 2). We’ve also attached school games challenge and competition cards so that you may increase intra school competition and hopefully gain some fresh ideas.
Please take a moment to visit the site:
Or drop me an email at: tim.se
Isn’t it about time your school joined in? The Kent & Medway School Sports Magazine 7
5 Steps to use the funding effectively:
1. Identify your pupils needs 2. Audit to identify your current strengths and weaknesses in meeting the pupils needs
3. Plan appropriate provision 4. Evaluate the impact on pupil outcomes 5. Make a sustainable long-term change
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