Report to Parents/Carers
Sports and Physical Education are an essential part of life at Cuffley School. We employ a specialist P.E. teacher and a sports coach to work with children across the school. They lead lessons that develop children’s skills and encourage them to take an active role in keeping fit and healthy. All children at Cuffley School are included in P.E. lessons from Nursery to Year 6.
We also encourage our children to take part in school competitions and events. Many of our children take part in sport beyond the school day, attending after school clubs and taking part in local events and leagues. We have school netball and football clubs that run weekly, with staff volunteering their time. We are supportive of their participation in these events and we have good working relationships with a number of local providers.
We have an annual Sports Day for each Key Stage; children in lower Key Stage 2 take part in swimming lessons and we participate in a wide variety of activities and tournaments across the year.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government has provided additional funding to primary schools to improve the provision of physical education and sport. The funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and is ring-fenced to ensure it is directed at the provision of sport in schools.
The main purpose of the funding is to raise standards of teaching in physical education and to increase children’s participation in P.E. and sport, thus ensuring healthier lifestyles.
Number of pupils and Sports Premium Grant received:
|Total Number of Pupils on Roll||463|
|Lump Sum Allocated for the financial year 2016-17||£19,620|
How do we spend our Sports Premium grant?
|We have used our funding in the following way:
· The training and development of the specialist P.E. teacher
· Continuing Professional Development of teaching and support staff
· Introduction of Fitball including appropriate training and equipment
· Participation in sports partnerships with other local schools
· Employing a sports coach at lunchtimes to lead games and to develop sports skills
· Employing a specialist fitness coach to provide sessions from Y1-Y6
· Employing a specialist yoga teacher to introduce yoga to the school
· Participation in competitions, events and tournaments and funding staff release to enable this
· The provision of sports/P.E. resources
· Funding the ‘Move It’ project with a specialist coach – a six-week healthy lifestyles project
· Funding enrichment activities for some children, such as sailing, tennis and outdoor and adventurous activities
Measuring the impact of the Sports Premium Grant:
|The school, through school improvement plan will measure the impact of the grant on children’s health, wellbeing and participation in sport at least annually.
Swimming in Year 6
Percentage of children that can competently, confidently and proficiently swim a distance of at last 25 metres – 94%
Percentage of children that can use a range of swimming strokes effectively – 86%
Percentage of children that can perform self-rescue in different water-based situations – 73%