The government is currently providing extra annual funding for schools, the aim of which is to improve the Physical Education (PE) and Sports programs offered by primary schools, and is being provided jointly by various governmental departments, including Education, Health and Culture, and Media and Sport. Although the funding is allocated to primary school head teachers, it is ‘ring fenced’, which means it can only be spent specifically on PE and sport in schools.
At Tenbury Primary we have decided that the main aims for this funding are:
The school council completed a questionnaire to find out pupil views on how the funding should be spent. This is a summary of their findings:
A staff audit also took place, which showed staff were most confident in teaching games and athletics and further training and lesson ideas in Dance, Gym, Outdoor Learning and Swimming would be useful.
Taking into account pupil and staff views and our overall aims to improve P.E. provision within the school, our initial plans were formulated and are up-dated and reviewed every year.
We are very pleased to announce that we were awarded the Gold School Games Mark in July 2018, and again in July 2019, in recognition of the quality and amount of school sport and physical exercise that we offer to a wide range of pupils!