School Sports Funding
In April 2013, the Government announced an extra £150 million in funding for PE and Sport with the aim of improving the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision in primary schools.
At Woodlands Academy, we receive an annual grant that allows us to facilitate a high quality PE and sports experience for all our children, with an emphasis on healthy living and high participation and attainment. We are heavily committed to providing access to after school clubs that focus on getting children active.
Since September 2013, Ofsted have strengthened their coverage of PE and are actively considering the ways in which schools are using their funding. The impact of this funding is being assessed in the following ways:
Achievement across the PE curriculum; Increased participation in competitive school sport
- Personal health and well-being among pupils; Improved learning behaviour within PE in school
- Increased participation in PE and Sports will ensure that all children achieve to their full potential and enjoy the advantages of a healthy lifestyle.
School Sports Funding 2016/17
Payment 1 is expected to be spent as follows:
After/Before School/ lunch fitness clubs:
- Lazy Town £500
- Football in the community (lunch and after school) £2,000
- Early Risers (football) £400
- Martial Arts £208
- training for staff on outdoor adventure activities (Sept 16)
- purchase of outdoor activity card to be used as a teaching resource £450
- lunch staff training on physical games to be played outdoors.
- Specialist sessions in school (Quidditch matches) £238.50
Payment 1, October 2016 £5,390
Payment 2, May 2017 £3,850
The school council are also tasked with the job of reviewing the out of school clubs offered by the school to ensure maximum engagement.