Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
At St. Michael's on Wyre Church of England School we are proud of the P.E. and sports' provision that we can offer to all pupils, both within the curriculum and through a wide range of extra-curricular activities.
The School Sports' Grant is additional Government funding to promote P.E. and sport within school. In 2017/18, the school is receiving £8,200.00 from this funding source. This allows us to enhance our provision even further.
The funding is being used to:
- employ specialists/coaches to work along side staff, in sports such as hockey and rugby to enhance the education for children and to upskill the teachers;
- buy into the Garstang Primary Schools' Sports' Partnership, organised by Garstang Academy. This allows children to participate in a range of coaching activities and tournaments with children from other local schools, organised by specialist staff. Activities include netball, football, athletics, rounders, hockey, cricket, table tennis, bowls, curling, basketball and tennis;
- buy into the Wyre and Fylde School Sports Partnership. This allows children to participate in a range of activities. Activities include multi-skills, boccia, speed stacking, hockey, modern pentathlon, rugby and gymnastics. The children have also had access to a Change 4 Life club which has taught them about the importance of keeping fit and healthy. This partnership allows KS1 children to take part in sport related after school clubs, as well as children that don't usually like to take part in sports clubs;
- buy into Fleetwood Town Community Trust partnership. This allows the children to take part in their safer cycling training, employs a member of staff to come into school to support the children in playtime games, as well as training the teachers on duty and develop a good relationship with Fleetwood Town;
- access training for staff, through the sports' partnership, Local Authority and sports' association courses.
- provide opportunities for pupils who are gifted and talented in sport, to develop their skills further, eg. through tennis coaching;
- provide opportunities for pupils to participate in sports not previously on offer;
- allow less able children to partake in sporting activities with facilities that can be adapted for their use;
- provide swimming top up sessions, for the years 3 and 4;
- work with dance specialists, throughout KS2;
- develop links with local clubs, eg. St. Michaels Tennis Club;
- provide access/transport to all-weather sports' surfaces.
The impact this funding is having on our children, in particular KS2 children, is really good. During this academic year 86% of the children have taken part in a sporting after school or lunchtime club at least once throughout the year, with 57% doing more than one club a week. Every child in KS2 has taken part in at least one sporting extra-curricular club throughout the academic year, which is a great achievement. The children are learning new skills in PE as their teacher are more skilled and have fully qualified instructors delivering some of their lessons. Therefore they are more enthusiastic about their sport and are wanting to keep themselves fit and healthy. We also now have structured play times, through the support of our playground leaders, who are running games and activities for all children to take part in throughout their play times, keeping them active.