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.
We have a sports objective, that as a school we are aiming to achieve each year, and the school sports premium helps towards this. Our SSP objective is to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE.
The School Sports' Grant is additional Government funding to promote P.E. and sport within school. In 2019/2020, the school is receiving £16,000.00 from this funding source plus £10 per pupil. This allows us to enhance our provision even further.
The funding is being used to:
Over the next three years we want to work towards establishing seven main goals. These are;
The impact this funding is having on our children, in particular KS2 children, is really good. During this academic year the percentage of children that have taken part in a sporting after school or lunchtime club or a whole school extra curricular event at least once throughout the year has increased. We are able to give all children the opportunities to take part in a variety of extra curriculum clubs, which we try and base on their requests and interests. Every single child in school is given the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular club and are encouraged to do so at least once in the academic year.
The children are also learning new skills in PE as their teachers are more skilled and have fully qualified instructors working alongside teachers to deliver some of their lessons. Therefore they are more enthusiastic about their sport and are wanting to keep themselves fit and healthy.
The link with Fleetwood Town has helped enhanced PE within our Early Years unit. The children are much more knowledgeable about sport, health and fitness when they begin school in Reception. They are also more advanced with fundamental skills and have a greater understanding of games related skills.
The recent installation of the running track and trim trail is proving beneficial for the children's fitness levels and balance and coordination. It also provides more space and opportunities for games throughout playtimes.
At the end of the last academic year we were able to run a health and fitness week for the children. The funding allowed us to bring in many different sports coaches and professionals to help educate the children about the importance of health and fitness as well as what sports are available to them.
During each academic year we aim to provide as many extra-curriculum sports clubs to the children as possible. These clubs are planned and based on the interests of the children in our school at that time. Not only do these clubs encourage increased participation, but they also ensure that children understand the importance of inclusion, equality and respect for others. They also help to build resilience in children.
All children are given the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular sports. All they have to do is pick up a slip, have a parent fill it in, and return to school within the given window. As well as this, over the year all children are given the opportunity to take part in competitions against other schools. It is great to see in our school that many children want to get involved in these competitions. We try hard to ensure that all children that volunteer to take part in a sport are given the opportunity as often as possible.
All of our in school extra-curricular clubs are available to KS2, with an increasing number being provided for KS1 also. The competitions are mainly for years 5/6 at other venues, but there are an increasing number of competitions that are being offered to years 3/4.
At St Michael's we also put on a health week for the children every other year. During this week the children learn all about keeping their bodies and minds healthy and take part in a range of different sports, some which they might never have had the opportunity to do before. Sports include pilates, yoga, taekwondo, tennis, Zumba, cardio kickboxing, tennis and Quidditch. This year the children have also been lucky enough to take part in the Joy of Moving festival provided by Fleetwood Town Community Trust.