We receive some additional funding to support the teaching of sport but also to increase access to sporting activities. This was as a result of the Olympic Games 2012 and the desire for a sustainable legacy.
Within our school, we evaluated our own skills and knowledge of each sport and thought about the additional equipment we needed to teach these games/skills to a higher standard. For the sports that were identified by staff are requiring more support, we have employed a number of coaches over the last couple of years.
The coaches have been working alongside class teachers to enable both the children and the staff to acquire new skills and knowledge. They have also provided one-off taster days in various sports, which are designed to interest children and encourage them to pursue other sports outside of school. The sports covered thus far are: tag rugby, netball, multi skills, tchoukball, hockey, cricket, nu-age curling, dodge ball, dance, tennis and gymnastics.
See the documents below for a more detailed account of how the money has been spent and the impact it has had on our children.