Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport you offer.
This means that you should use the premium to:
- develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that your school already offers
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
The PE curriculum at Franche is broad, balanced and engaging. It is designed to enable our pupils to become physically competent, resilient and inspired to achieve their personal best. Franche has a PE Teaching Assistant who targets and supports specific groups of pupils to raise their physical participation, as well as their self-esteem. They also deliver a structured programme of physical play during break times enabling all pupils to access a range of active games and sports.
Franche has established links with a number of local sports clubs. This enhances Franche’s curriculum through the support of professional coaches including: golf, tennis, cricket, rugby, football, netball and athletics. Pupils also have various opportunities to experience outdoor and adventurous activities, for example, residentials, bell boating, rock climbing, survival skills, den building, abseiling and canoeing.
Throughout the academic year, there are a range of inter-house competitions and festivals. This engages many pupils in a variety of sports and physical activities. In addition, Franche participates in regular intra competitions, including, tag rugby, football, netball, athletics, OAA, tennis, tri-golf, rounders and hockey. Individual and team performances are always shared and celebrated with parents/carers and the wider community. PE and school sport is highly valued and pupils appreciate the opportunities and experiences. The PE curriculum is further enhanced by our successful enrichment programme that allows pupils to participate in non-traditional activities for example, skiing, rocket-ball, archery and Kho Kho.
All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.
The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
Increased participation in competitive sport.
The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme. The aim is to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school.
Participating in this process is a fantastic opportunity for Franche Community Primary School to evaluate our PE provision and assists us in developing an action plan for future progress.
When applying for the School Games Mark application, there are four sets of questions:
Participation – how many young people at your school are engaged in sporting activity?
Competition – how many sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?
Workforce – how many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?
Clubs – how many local links does your school have with clubs or establishments from the area?
We are looking forward to another fantastic year of engaging, exciting and creative PE provision.