PE & Sports Grant Funding for 2016/17 (provisional) £4,743
Following on from the success of last years playground implementation and the subsequent employment of a PE specialist as Assistant Head, we have begun to work with a new sports group, who have greater expertise in sports / play therapy.
We will be receiving input on all play spaces, 5 times per week - empowering our pupils to use their behavioural management skills across a variety of activities with trained coaches, whilst our trained staff are free to either play indoor games, quieter activities or monitor pupils who may have incurred a consequence for behaviours earlier in the day.
The total cost for the year for the above is £10,400 - so the short fall of £5,657 will be found from delegated funding or other streams as we believe that this work will have a major impact on the way our super heroes return to class, their self esteem and ability to accept both failure and success.
PE & Sports Grant 2015-16 Allocation £3,385
From discussion with staff & governing body, we felt we would use our funding to develop a level of sports therapy for playground activities.
For SEBD pupils, playtimes are heightened times - where there is less structure and where memories of unsuccessful playtimes can be re-lived.
We employed ex SEBD pupils who work within a sporting charity to lead activities and become positive role models for our pupils.
The funding - which covered the majority of the cost but not all, enabled school to look at playtime provision as another way of improving behaviour, releasing staff to either deal with incidents when they arose or to play other activities with pupils who did not want to join in group activities.
This work led to a reduction in incidents across all playtimes and empowered pupils to return from unstructured times to classroom activities with less anxiety.
Outcomes from Funding 2014-15
Employing a specialist PE Teacher:
Improving Staff CPD in PE
Expert Advice to Evaluate Strengths and Weaknesses