Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
The government has been providing funding of £150 million per annum since the academic year 2013/2014. Every school in the UK has received £8000 plus an additional £5 per pupil. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport is only to be spent on sport and PE provision in schools but each school has the freedom to choose how they do this.
Our funding is used to help all children, regardless of sporting ability, continue to receive a high level of PE provision.
Since the academic year 2017/2018, the funding provided to schools has been doubled. This has further enhanced our ability to target and develop specific areas of the PE curriculum and in turn continue to provide high quality PE provision. As part of this initiative, Collingwood Primary School regularly looks at and identifies how we can improve our provision of PE and sport in order to meet the requirements set down by Ofsted and the curriculum.
We use our funding for:
The funding has had a significant impact on the popularity and provision of our sporting clubs with more PE clubs being offered (by staff and coaches) and more children participating in them. Children are rewarded for their commitment to clubs in an effort to ensure they experience the extra coaching or teaching for the whole term, rather than give up after a short period of time. This is particularly important in sport when time, effort and commitment are paramount to success and achievement. As a result, through a wide variety of clubs offered since the introduction of the additional funding, our success in sporting competitions has also improved, most noticeable in rounders, cricket, netball, hockey and football with school teams reaching the final stages of competitions and indeed winning many of the matches played.
P.E. is undertaken right throughout the school and is the most important activity leading towards good physical co-ordination and agile movement. To be excused from PE for a longer time would require a note from a doctor. Correct kit is essential: trainers, black shorts or jogging bottoms, yellow polo shirts (available with the logo at a cost of £7.50 from the school office). It is an enjoyable subject and all children are to take part unless a note from parents is produced. All jewellery must be removed and clothing named. Children should not wear ear-rings until they are old enough to remove them themselves. In line with health and safety guidelines, only small studs must be worn at school. Older children will take part in organised games, athletics and swimming.