PE and Sport Funding
The 2015/2016 Approved Delegated Budget identified £8,870 Government Grant funding for PE and Sport.
Our key priority was to improve and deliver high quality PE and Sport for all our children. Having researched how best to spend this funding it was decided to invest a substantial amount of the grant on the continual professional development of teaching staff in partnership with sports professionals from the YMCA. This will ensure that our teachers' are best equipped to teach first-rate Physical Education and school sport including netball, gymnastics, football, athletics, tag rugby and dance for many years to come.
In addition we have renewed our partnership with the Youth Sport Trust and Active Schools Leeds.
Active Schools Leeds has a leading role in developing and delivering a sustainable network to support schools in delivering the best possible outcomes for children and young people in PE, sport and physical activity through collaborative partnerships and the vision to become, by 2020, the best city in the UK for excellence in these areas.
We have also used the grant to fund CyberCoach, an online dance tutorial programme, which allows our children to keep active at home.
Through our Cluster of neighbouring schools we continue to contribute to a salaried PE specialist; her weekly visits have focused on hockey, athletics and kwik-cricket, resulting in our Year 5 children participating and eventually winning the Sports Partnership Cricket competition in May this year.
In terms of sports resources we have purchased netball posts, basketball nets, gymnastic equipment and cheer leading pom-poms for over two hundred children!
Evaluation from the PE funding received during the 2014/2015 financial year has showed that school staff strongly agree that:
- Their level of expertise and enjoyment has increased, and
- Our children have been inspired and their enthusiasm enhanced
Our high quality PE curriculum offers a wide variety of activities and sports. Children learn that being active is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. Throughout school, children learn to develop their physical literacy and fundamental movement skills through a variety of sports and physical activities. Currently Year 4 attend swimming for two of the three academic terms, however, from September children in Years 3 and 4 will access swimming at Holt Park Leisure Centre for all three terms.
National Junior Sport Leaders Award
During the 2014/2015 the PE funding supported children in Year 5 to complete the National Junior Sport Leaders Award, they were taught how to set up games and lead sporting activities. These skills have been taken onto the playground and playing feild at lunchtimes. There were so many volunteers that the children have taken control of their own rota system!
OSHL Out of School Hours Learning
Children at Adel St John have access to a wide range of ever-changing OSHL activities. At the moment this list includes:
- Mixed football sessions Mondays and Tuesdays
- Wake-Up Shake-Up Tuesdays
- Netball Thursdays
- CyberCoach Dance
Dolphins' Adel our adjoining before and After School Club provide children with other sporting activities, these currently include:
'As their CPD Tutor, I have been so impressed by the knowledge and enthusiasm shown by each of the teachers. They put the student at the centre of the session and work to ensure that each and every student is successful, rewarding their successes with lots of encouragement and praise. It has been my pleasure to work alongside them'.
YMCA Netball Development Officer.