For the school year 2016 – 2017 St Andrew’s will receive £10,201 sports funding.
St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School believes physical activity is a vital part of good health. Since receiving our first Sports Funding we have used the money to do the following:
- Arrange training from the local authority for staff,
- Re-arranged the timetable and so increased the time for PE for the vast majority of children
- Bought new resources,
- Organised a pupil questionnaire about the children’s experience of physical education in school and about what they do at home,
- Provided free gymnastics classes after school,
- Improved the quality of PE provision,
- Encouraged the children to enter different competitions – eg orienteering,
- Increased staffing hours specifically for PE.
- Extended swimming lessons from 30 minutes a week to 45 minutes a week.
Impact 2015 – 2016
- Y5/6 High Five netball team came 2nd in a tournament at Weston Road Academy
- Y5/6 boys football- county finalists, St.Georges Park
- Y5/6 girls- Bronze Medalists cross country
- Y3 girls and Y4 boys cross country teams- county finalists and attendance at the Summer School Games at Keele University
- Enys Lloyd Y4 came first in a Y5 boys orienteering competition run by Stoke on Trent schools
- Y5/6 Boys won first place in the Stafford District swimming gala
- Y5/6 girls came second in the Stafford District swimming gala
- School sports ambassadors arranged a day of sport as part of the requirement for the Sainsbury’s School Mark Silver Award
- 34 children performed a dance, on stage at the Gatehouse Theatre in Stafford
- After school clubs were held for dance, multi skills, netball, and football for KS1, KS2 and girls only.
- The children attended transition events both in KS1 and KS2 arranged by Weston Road Academy
- The children enjoyed a day of activities with the Army.
- Finally by doing all the above we achieved the Silver Mark.
Impact 2014 – 2015
- In September 2015 St Andrew’s were awarded the Sainsbury’s Bronze School Sports Mark.
- Since the introduction of the funding we believe PE provision has improved in school.
- Careful assessments are kept of pupil progress and this information is used to develop the children’s abilities further.
- The children have access to a better range of equipment, both during lessons and at lunch times.
- For a small school, the children have achieved success in competitions against other schools. (orienteering, Year 4 football, swimming)
- Initially we used some of the funding to pay staff salaries. We do not do this now. All PE lessons are paid through the school budget. We were eager to make this sustainable should the funding cease.
- To continue to raise the profile and standard of PE provision in school
- To continue to offer a broad range of curricular and extra curricular sporting and physical activities to every child in school.
- To refurbish the key stage 1 and key stage 2 trim trails thus providing physical exercise for every pupil in school and to children in the local community during school breaks.