Sports Premium 2017-18

The government has allocated funding to all primary schools to improve the provision of sports. At Glodwick, we are using this money to support a better lunchtime experience with a range of sports opportunities for our Reception and Key Stage One learners. We have been allocated £9,350 PE and Sports Development Fund but we actually earmark £14,000 to support the following additional activities.

During the lunchtime period two external sports coaches work in school to provide sporting activities for the reception and key stage one children. The sports sessions are staggered to enable each year group to participate in a daily thirty minute slot. The playground is split into different zones of organised activities, including opportunities for the children to experience sports, multi-skills and dance. The sports coaches are assisted by school Support Staff supervise the zones.

Regular feedback regarding the sessions has been received. Overall this has been very positive, with members of staff reporting a more structured and active lunchtime in which fewer accidents and incidents occur. The children are also very enthusiastic and excited to share their experiences, particularly when new sports are introduced.

Our PE Co-ordinator, Miss McQuillan has observed the outdoor sessions on numerous occasions and plans to continue to do so at least once every half term. Concerns are reported to the Sports Coaching Company and any necessary feedback is reported to the head teacher and senior leadership team. The company respond quickly and positively to feedback and developments have been planned for January 2018 to enhance the quality of the provision.

Evidence to date shows that this has been a positive addition to PE and Sports Development at Glodwick. We are extremely pleased with the response from all stakeholders. It would have been challenging to  afford this without the Sports Development Grant.

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Our Grant 2017-18

The PE Grant for 2017/18 is £9350 and is used as a contribution towards employing external sports coaches who offer a variety of sports activities for the infant children during their lunch break. The activities include dance, football and hockey.

Little Sports Coaches After School Club

The ‘Little Sports Coaches’ have run a key stage one multi-skills club on Monday’s 3:00-4:00. This term they are delivering a football club.  The club costs £3 per session with a discount if parents pay for a half termly block booking.  We are looking to use any additional sports funding to provide a variety of sporting activities to our infant children after school. Watch this space!