will we be spending the sports funding and who will benefit?
The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all
children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children
are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have
access to training opportunities and continued professional development.
Providing places for pupils for after-school sports clubs
Our school now offers a range of before and after school
clubs, accessed by children from Key Stages 1 and 2. From September 2013, for
the Autumn term, we are offering the following clubs: multi skills, keep fit,
futsal, gymnastics for both key stages, cross country, netball, Sports Hall
Athletics, basketball, bat and ball games, girls football, boys football.
Further clubs will be offered in the spring and summer terms.
Specialist PE teacher
Within the current staffing structure,
there is a specialist PE teacher from September 2013. This is to ensure that
there are high-quality PE lessons and sporting opportunities available for all
children. Close links have already been developed with the other specialists
within the Lion Academy Trust. This member of staff is also responsible for
supporting and training staff to ensure that there is consistency and quality
PE, and sporting opportunities across the school.
Increasing participation in school
sport and providing opportunities for children to compete
The children have access to a wide
range of opportunities within the school for sport. In the Autumn term, the
following opportunities were offered:
swimming at Forest School.
- An on-going football tournament for both boys and girls for Years
5 and 6 as part of the Waltham Forest Schools Sport Network.
- Essex County schools competition
also held at Leyton Orient.
athletics for Years 6 and 2. (Our Year 2 children came first in the
competition, which was part of the Sainsbury’s School Games.)
- Cross-country for Year 2
as part of the Waltham Forest School Network, with one of our pupils winning an
individual silver medal
- Cross-country for Years
3 to 6.
- A basketball
tournament for Year 6.
- A range of taster sessions run by professional coaches during the second half of Autumn term; more competitive sport clubs will be run in the Spring
programme has been set up as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award with sport leaders
from Leyton Sixth Form to support after-school clubs. This will enhance our our after-school club provision. Sport leaders will start in the Spring term.
- A specialist dance teacher from LivinVictory Dance Academy, teaching KS2 on a
Also, we have joined the Waltham Forest Schools Sport Network, which gives the school access to a wide variety of competitions
within the borough.
Evaluating the school's use of the new Primary School sport funding
- The increase in participation such as in games, dance, gymnastics and swimming.
- PE lessons are well-balanced and inclusive, incorporating FMS (Fundamental Movement Skills) from the Create Development programme.
- Wide range of clubs (see the ‘Clubs’ section in the Parent Hub).
- Lunchtime clubs are used to promote healthy and active lifestyles.
- Active playgrounds (fun stations set up around the playgrounds).
- Lion Cup: Children get the opportunity to develop basic fundamental movement skills. Competitions are set up between the houses in the school: Oxford (Red classes); Victoria (Blue classes); Waterloo (Green classes); Trafalgar (Yellow classes).
- Swimming: We have changed our approach this year. Children will start swimming lessons in Year 4 and swim every year for one term up to Year 6. This will ensure that children are able to swim the required 25m by the end of Year 6. We swim on Fridays at Forest School.
- There will also be catch-up swimming lessons in the Summer term at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park for those children who have not met the required standard of being able to swim 25m. The programme will run over two weeks. In addition, there will be a water safety session for Year 2.
- Dance: We have a specialist teacher teaching dance on a Monday.
- Gymnastics: We run two after-school clubs in addition to our school curriculum.
- We have specialist PE teachers in our school. Teachers provide high-quality PE lessons across the school and high-quality CPD to all staff. CPD has included: team teaching, staff INSET and modelling good practice.
- We have a specialist gymnastic teacher responsible for developing children’s fundamental movement skills.