Although the Olympics may be a distant memory, the legacy of the London 2012 continues. To help fund Olympians of the future all primary schools have received additional PE funding for the last three academic years . Each school received £8000 plus an £5 per additional pupil per year to be spent on improving sport and PE provision for all pupils. Binsted received £16,870 for 2019/20 and £16,795 for 2021/22
Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:
At Binsted we are running additional sports activities including Multi- skills, drama and football for both key stages. The range of sports provided changes each half term - last year we provided, cricket, football and mutli-skills.
We have provided addition 1to1 funding to enable vulnerable pupils to access paid clubs - this has impacted upon self -esteem, improved personal fitness and raised aspirations.
We have installed a trim trail with a wide range of physical activity stations. The impact of this has meant that there is greater physical activity for all ages during break times, class activities as well as PE lessons. The trail has enabled children to take risks with their balance and coordination; helping to improve vital gross motor skills.
In 2019 we installed additional play equipment for both Key Stages - these provide physical challenge including upper body and core strength.
How do we plan to use the new money in 2022/23
We will plan to use some of the money to resource the new physical activity areas, subsidise sporting activities and further training for staff.
Across the school we have an increased rate of attendance at Sporting clubs:
Lunchtime Football Club
The impact of these clubs contributes to the school's zero percentage exclusion rate. Our Governor survey shows these measure contribute to the overall health and well being.
The improved physical activity supports the school's Growth mind set culture. Early internal evidence indicates that their is increased concentration after our morning activities.
This Autumn term we have added additional during school morning sessions aimed largely at KS1 to promote physical activity.