In the financial year 2020/21 the school received a total of £19,548.
The funding was spent in the following areas:
- Howard School Sports Package: £925
- Sports equipment: £18,405
- Yoga lessons: £1,800
At Burnt Oak Primary School, we appreciate the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of our children. We also acknowledge that a broad, balanced, high quality curriculum and extra-curricular activities have a positive impact on concentration, attitude, achievement and most importantly, enjoyment.
We are committed to ensuring that all pupils receive a minimum of 2 hours of PE per week, delivered by our PE teacher, dance teacher and swimming coaches. Regular staff training opportunities are provided for teachers and teaching assistants (TAs) to keep them abreast of new initiatives.
At Burnt Oak Primary School, Teachers, TAs and other volunteers, provide a wide range of sports clubs, both for team and individual sports. The clubs take place during the lunch break and at the end of the day. The majority of our children enjoy at least two or more extra-curricular activities.
We are also members of the Howard School Sports Partnership which facilitates an extensive range of continuous professional development for the teaching staff. They also take a lead role in organising sporting events for the children of all abilities including competitive leagues and other one off events Girls only football and cricket, multisport festivals, quick sticks hockey competition, change for life festival and tri gold festival.
As a result of this grant, we have been able to grow the participation, enjoyment and attainment in PE as outlined below:
Our school is also currently growing in the range of sporting activities available to children, these take place both after school and at lunchtime. Whatever their ability children are always encouraged to participate and to try new activities. This we feel has helped the children learn vital skills including communication, character building and overcoming adversity. These skills all develop children’s social, spiritual, moral and cultural skills, and fundamentally teach life lessons which help develop our children to become better, well rounded individuals.
We have made major improvements to the playground areas with the introduction of a 3D climbing wall, fixed basketball hoops and safe equipment that can be used during lunch times.
Due to the employment of a specialist PE teacher at our school, we have seen a remarkable increase in participation rates in such activities as games, dance, gymnastics and athletics. The high quality and consistent delivery of PE lessons has helped increase their enjoyment of PE as well as the competitiveness of our school at MYG and other events. Furthermore, the grant has funded additional swimming tuition, which has given a fabulous opportunity that otherwise would not have been available.
The school is ensuring the above improvements are sustainable by providing training for staff, for example through opportunities to observe and teach alongside qualified sports coaches.
In 2020/21, 93% of children at Burnt Oak Primary School were able to swim 25 metres, 84% could use a range of strokes and 90% could perform safe self-rescue in a variety of water based situations by the end of Key Stage 2.