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
As a result of this grant we have been able to grow the participation, enjoyment and attainment in PE as outlined below:
The school has more pupils participating in more competitive sports than previously. These include:
Mini Youth Games competitions
- Table Tennis
Tournaments run by the school with other school participating
Another example of impact is in lessons, where children are more regularly actively participating and understand the importance of PE to their health and wellbeing.
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.
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 otehrwise would not have been available.
The PE curriculum has become more inclusive due to the purchase of several high quality resources including Table Tennis equipment and resources for KS1 and the Foundation Stage. Clubs are now also run for Foundation Stage children and this is still an area we will continue to develop with the help of the grant, as inclusion is a high priority in our school.
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.
92% of children at Burnt Oak Primary School are able to swim 25 metres, 83% can use a range of strokes and 75% can perform safe self-rescue in a variety of water based situations by the end of Key Stage 2.