School Sports Funding
At Moreton Morrell C of E Primary School we are committed to promoting the importance of health and well-being of all of the children in our care. We recognise that exercise and Physical Education (PE) plays an important role in encouraging pupils to be active and healthy individuals. It also has a positive impact on developing self confidence, concentration and academic achievement.
What is School Sports Funding?
The Government is providing funding for schools across the country to enable them to improve the quality of sport and PE for all children.
How much money will Moreton Morrell receive in School Sports Funding?
In previous years the school has received £8,500 each year. However, this academic year the school will receive £16,000. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in school.
Allocation of Funding 2017-2018
During this academic year the school will receive £16,000. We aim to allocate the funds to:
A new PE Scheme was purchased for the whole school, which forms the basis of the PE curriculum, and ensures full coverage and progression.
Reception and Infant pupils have received specialist teaching in dance and gymnastics, and their teachers have worked alongside coaches to develop their own skills and knowledge, ensuring that the sports funding legacy has an impact in the future.
New resources (mats, goalposts, sport equipment) have enhanced the pupils sports experience, expanding the range of games played, both in curriculum and at playtimes. For example skipping ropes and hula hoops that have been purchased are used by the children each playtime and lunchtime and encourage them to be active during this time.
The biggest impact has been the training of sportsleaders, where Upper Juniors have been taught by Onside Coaching and have developed a range of skills in order to be able to organise lunchtime games sessions for the younger children. Now into its second year, with older pupils training up their peers, this has enabled the older children to take on responsibility, and share their skills and knowledge. The occurrence of lunchtime squabbles/incidents has significantly reduced since the initiative was introduced.
We also subscribe to an online sports coaching app, which streams dance and exercise sessions into the classroom, and is used for 'brain breaks.'