In response to the success of Team GB in the London 2012 Olympic Games, the government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for the next three years to improve the provision of PE and Sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and must be spent on PE and Sport provision. We have welcomed this announcement and believe that this additional funding will enhance our provision of high quality PE, both within the school day and beyond, and will add to our existing resources.
PE and Sport provide our children with opportunities to develop important life skills: self-control, determination, communication, team work and commitment. This can lead to improved concentration, attitude and achievement in all aspects of their personal development.
What we aim to achieve at Sulivan:
• all children benefit regardless of sporting ability
• children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools
• staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development
• some activities may be subsidised so that pupils do not miss out due to financial constraints eg before and after school sporting activities
• we make use of collaborative and partnership working
At Sulivan pupils participate in two PE lessons each week. There is a half termly focus on different aspects of the subject including: outdoor games – tag-rugby, football, netball, cricket, tennis and hockey. Indoor activities: gymnastics, athletics, dance and fitness. In Key Stage 2 children participate in swimming for one term each year. The children also take part in structured sports and game activities at lunch times. Every year the school holds a sports day in Hurlingham Park.
During their time at Sulivan the children will have opportunities to participate in extra-curricular sports in after school clubs and breakfast club. We are extremely fortunate to have a fully qualified coach who teaches PE lessons during the school day and leads after school sessions.
There are also borough-lead competitions including the Mayor’s Cup football tournament, Year 3 and 4 skittleball competition, the swimming gala and the district athletics as well as fun days for children to develop skills in football and rugby.
How is this money being spent?
Increased specialist coaching throughout the school during curriculum time
Networking, training and CPD opportunities for PE Leader
Development of Sulivan’s involvement in inter-school sporting competitions. There is a clear reference to competition in the new 2014 PE curriculum whether children are competing against themselves, against their peers, or against other schools.
A team kit to help encourage collaboration, team work and a sense of belonging whilst competing
Improvement of our lunchtime PE and sporting provision
Increased After School Club provision for sporting activities
Setting up before school breakfast club, including sporting and active activities
Replacing and updating PE and sports equipment