Our Physical Education curriculum at Radley Primary ensures there are opportunities throughout the year to learn different sports and, as a school, we take part in many inter school sporting events and competitions. We are proud of being a healthy and active school and children are aware of healthy options through our PHSE curriculum, and there is a ‘fruit or vegetable only’ snack policy for break times
Sports Premium Report 2015-2016
During 2015 – 2016 our PE provision benefited hugely from the ring-fenced sports funding given to schools, by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport. In Radley’s case this funding was approximately £8,500 over the academic year, with the promise of the funding continuing for the next six academic years. The arrival of the funding allowed us to take the following actions:
To sign up for the ‘Bronze Package’ provided by King Alfred School – an Oxfordshire Secondary Sports Academy. This allowed us to be a member of ‘The Vale PE and School Sport Partnership’, with strategic support of PE, School Sport, Club links and county and national links sourced nationally. It also gave us access to high quality professional development opportunities for Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2, as well as professional development for teaching, learning, progression and inclusion.
To employ the services of Ignite – a specialist sports coaching company to:
Work alongside teachers to model good practice
Provide staff with a structure for PE lessons
Provide some after-school sporting activities
Impact of the additional PE funding to date
All children from Reception through to Year 6 now benefit from a PE lesson with a specialist sports coach working alongside their own class teacher once a week. This is in addition to the children’s other weekly PE or swimming lesson. This has also resulted in staff being ‘up-skilled’ in their delivery of the PE curriculum whilst working alongside specialist coaches.
The funding allowed us to pay for partnership PE costs so that children can participate in inter schools events. For example, we were able to run a second netball team which had notable success.
The funding enabled us to run additional after-school sports clubs, for which no charge to the children was made. This resulted in the number of children attending such a club almost doubling, allowing for children with a wide range of sporting ability to enjoy an after school sports club. We were very pleased when these actions resulted in Radley School being awarded the Sainsbury’s Schools Games Silver Certificate.
The school will be in receipt of sports funding of £8,500 during 2016 – 17, and it is anticipated that the actions taken during 2015-16 will continue throughout this period, enabling the school to work towards the Sainsbury’s Schools Games Gold Certificate. Grace Slater September 2016