PE and Sports Premium
Each year the government provides additional funding to improve provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is to be used to provide opportunities for children to access the best possible physical education.
Participating and competing in local sports tournaments is a priority for the PE partners at Beanfield with the aim of building on recent successes. At Town Sports in 2019, our year 3/4 teams finished 2nd and 4th respectively out of 21 competing teams. Our first ever cricket team competed at the county finals at Northants County Cricket Ground. In recent years our KS2 football sides have had great success, winning the Gamble Cup and the local Year 5/6 tournament on more than one occasion.
Once competitions are possible again, our aim is to continue offering our children the opportunity to compete against other schools in a variety of sports.
Developing Expertise of Staff
A recent survey responded to by staff shows that subject knowledge and confidence when teaching PE is to be a key target for the PE partners to provide support with. Using the school’s sports premium fund to provide training and professional development opportunities for staff will be a priority in the coming year, as well as accessing the support of our trust Primary PE Lead.
Swimming is a priority for our school as we aim to support children in reaching their KS2 target of being able to swim 25 metres. Year 4 children attend 8 lessons at Corby International Swimming Pool where they are taught by an expert coach, whereas in the second half of the year children from year 5 who require further support have the opportunity to access intervention lessons.
Our plans for next year:
Purchase sports equipment specifically for break times to be used on the school grounds for children to encourage increased physical activity at break-times, in order to support our school’s Sports Crew.
Continue to provide a wider range of after school sports clubs.
Invest in equipment for the teaching of team sports.
Support transport costs to enable pupils to take place in inter- school sports competitions.
To provide more PE related opportunities for the children in our school with physical needs.