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PE and Sports Grant

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The Government are spending over £450 million on improving physical education and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016.  This extra funding is ring-fenced and allocated directly to primary headteachers.

In 2013-14, the first year of this grant, we funded training to support working on a 'personal best', as this also raises the performance of the team. All pupils have enjoyed the coaching and other activities.  We  trained staff to implement our new scheme of work  - Real P.E. - which is for all pupils and supports the expectations of the  2014 National Curriculum.  In addition, we  held more Key Stage 1 after school clubs and more are planned.  We entered teams into many competitons as usual and also provided experience of other sports such as Archery and Competition Bowling. For full details of spending, please see the report below.

For the year 2014 - 2015, extended the training in Real P.E. to other staff and subscribed to the West Berkshire School Sports Partnership. This entitled us to further training for staff,  three 6 week sessions of coaching in Gymnastics, Tag-Rugby and Tennis, enabled us to access a wide range of sporting competitions and also access training for our Year 6 Sports Ambassadors Lucy and Oliver. A detailed breakdown is in the report below. Brightwalton has always been enthusiatic about sports and this grant has enabled us to enhance provision and capitalise on individual and team strengths. Highlights this year have been our triumph at Quadkids, the number of finalists in the West Berkshire Swimming Gala and the success of our girls' cricket team. We are so proud of the fantastic team spirit and good sportsmanship demonstrated by the children when attending all events.

For the third year of this funding 2015 - 2016, we propose to enhance our provision further. Our Sports Ambassadors Molly and Sunni have already had their training.