Physical Education at Maidstone Infants

Schools are to receive £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 – 2017 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.  This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary schools and this funding can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

This means that you should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

​​Schools are expected to publish the Grant allocations for Sport and PE premiums and details of how the Grant is to be spent.​

For our school year 2016 – 17 we will receive £8520. Please click here to see how we have spent the money and the impact it has had.

For more information directly from the DfE as to how schools use the grant, please visit www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools

Please click here to see our PE policy




2014-15

Click here to see our action plan for the school year.

The impact from the Sport and PE premium money from 2014 – 2015 has so far been –

  • Compared to last Autumn Term (2013) club uptake is 20% more – there are more now variety of clubs on offer and children attended an assembly about the clubs that would be on offer for this school year. In Spring Term this year there has been a 11% rise from last Spring Term (2014). Currently the percentage of Pupil Premium (previously FSM) children attending a club is at 57% – a rise from last year.
  • competitions have been continuing
  • staff are continuing training – coming up (April) Cardio Tennis and further Dance workshop for new staff member
  • Physical play improved at lunchtime – new equipment working together as team or improving fitness.

The money spent so far this year is monitored and reported in the Head Teachers report. The PE co-ordinator also keeps an ongoing record of new purchases and assesses the impact.

Competitions and Festivals

Throughout the school year the PE co-ordinator plans in time for class competitions to take place, this is normally at the end of a unit of work. The Sport and PE premium money has allowed for resources to be purchased so as competitions can take.

This school year (2015) the PE co-ordinator will be working with another local infant school to run a Paarlauf festival and competition in the Summer Term.

Basketball Competition

On Friday 18th March KS1 took part in a basketball competition. Using their skills learnt in their basketball lessons. Children dressed up in their sports clothes for Sports Relief.

– Year 1 –

Leopard class won our competition. The final score was 2 – 2 so a basketball shoot out was needed and the final result was 4 – 1 to Leopards. Well done!

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– Year 2 –

Tiger class won our competition. The final score was 4 – 1. Well done!

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2013-14

Click here to see our action plan for the school year.

Womens Cycle EventThe impact from the Sport and PE Premium money from 2013 – 2014 has been:

  • an increase in sport competition between classes in school – Gymnastics, Dance and Staking Cups.
  • uptake of sporting clubs provided after school based on KS1 children – Autumn Term – 45%, Spring Term – 40% and Summer Term – 46% Through-out this school year 56% of Free School Meal children attended a club (see 2014 – 2015 for comparison)
  • teachers more confident in teaching dance (Dance Spinners introduced and are now in place on the PE curriculum)
  • improved resources for the children to use during clubs and PE lessons
  • opportunity to learn different skills as taster sessions provided e.g tennis and dance
  • attending a lunch time club once a week
  • resources for lunchtime to improve gross motor skills and behaviour
  • Teachers released so as children can experience sporting festivals (Women’s Cycling Tour 2014)

The money spent this year has been monitored and reported in the Head Teachers report, this has also allowed Governors to see what the money has been spent on.