At Frogmore Infants we believe that a high quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. The PE curriculum provides opportunities to compete and embed values such as fairness and respect. Children take part in a range of activities covering dance, games and gymnastics.
As a result of the funding, our children are provided with better quality PE teaching. The school identified that some teachers lacked specialist subject knowledge in the teaching of gymnastics and dance. We have improved the quality of teaching so that all teaching of gymnastics and dance is at least good with 50% of lessons observed judged as outstanding. This was mainly achieved by using the funding to employ a specialist primary PE teacher to improve teachers’ subject knowledge. This approach will continue for 2016/17 to ensure that new and returning teachers are able to teach good+ PE lessons. We aim to use the Sports Funding to ensure a lasting legacy of consistently good teaching of PE. In financial year 2016/17 we received £8,553 sports grant.
Other key focus areas for 2016/17 include:
Raising the profile of sports throughout the school curriculum through e.g. special events, teaching playground game skills
Appointment of a temporary pay award and some non-teaching time to the specialist PE subject leader. The aim is to ensure a lasting legacy of good-quality PE and sport throughout the school. Key responsibilities include
effective induction of new staff in PE with particular focus on gymnastics and dance
liaison with Jodie Williams, specialist PE teacher, to ensure effective impact of INSET on quality of teaching and learning for dance and gymnastics
promoting sport through clubs, special events, playtime challenges
organising attendance at cluster sport events
monitoring and evaluating the impact of sports funding expenditure
identifying ‘non-participants’ in extra-curricular sport and providing additional activities to encourage their immediate and longer-term participation in sport and physical activity