School Sport Premium Grant from the Government
In addition to our investment into the ‘Basic’ membership services provided through the School Sport Partnership, we have also bought further support through ‘Enhanced’ membership. This is a bespoke annual plan tailored to suit the specific needs of our school.
Our school is continuing to benefit from the regular delivery of high quality Physical Education from The Deanes School. Our funding allows us to buy in support for 1.5 days per week throughout the academic year.
The impact of this support last year was so positive both in terms of achievement and progress of the students and improved confidence of teachers, we have continued to build on this good work.
Our two focus areas are Gymnastics and Dance. These are two areas of the curriculum identified by staff as requiring further support. The delivery of regular lessons to all children in our school allows for the students to benefit from high quality delivery and it also provides a fantastic opportunity for staff development through lesson observations and team teaching.
Due to the exceptional levels of progress and achievements in the area of gymnastics we have a plan to further develop in this area both in terms of growing the confidence of teachers to deliver high quality curriculum sessions and to continue to build upon the School Sport element of competition Gymnastics. For two years running, our school, as a result of this expert support, has won the County School Games Gymnastics championships.
Ensuring that we continue to move forwards and develop a rounded curriculum offer with high quality delivery across a broad range of topics, we have enlisted the support of a QTS Dance Specialist Teacher through our subscription to The Deanes School. This member of staff will work on the curriculum one half day per week, providing resources, model delivery and ongoing CPD for our staff whilst allowing our students to benefit from expert delivery. This member of staff has been specially selected as a former School Sports Co-ordinator with experience of Primary and Infant Schools and a record of 7 consecutive outstanding lesson observations.
We continue to build our extra curriculum offer, maximising after school offers with exceptionally high numbers attending Football and Dance in particular.