P.E and Sport Premium
In April 2013 the Government announced new funding for all maintained and state-funded schools. The aim of this funding is to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.
We have been incredibly fortunate to have appointed Chloe Jackson to the team in September 2013. She works alongside all class teachers to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE.
The Sports Fund for 2015-16 was £8451 and is likely to about the same value for 2016-17. The vast majority of this fund is paid for the PE specialist teacher to work alongside teachers and for to use her expertise separately with children. In addition, the school purchases a package of entitlement to addtional training for staff and competition entries via the School Sport Partnership.
Chloe's expertise has: facilitated the introduction and development of sensory circuits; enhanced pupil participation in extra curricular clubs (gym, dance, fit, cricket); enabled teachers to be more confident in planning and developing a differentiated curriculum programme together with assessment of pupil attainment; and she has advised us on resource needs. The development plan and its evaluation 2014-15 have helped to inform planning for 2015-16, the emphasis is now on team teaching and assessment.
Please find below a pen portrait from Chloe Jackson
My name is Chloe Jackson and I am working as a Primary PE Specialist in the South Cambridge area. Although I started my career as a secondary school PE teacher I have been working with primary schools since 2006, firstly as a School Sports Coordinator, and more recently as a PE teacher in a primary school in East London. I am employed by Comberton Village College to work specifically on developing PE and sport in local primary schools. Foxton Primary School is one of four schools that I am currently working in, along with Meldreth, Hauxton and Guilden Morden Primary Schools. Presently, I am working with Class 1 supporting with the delivery of their games lessons and Class 2 who are mastering their skills in country dancing. I am really enjoying working with the children and staff here at Foxton and look forward to contributing to the provision of sport and PE for the foreseeable future.
Primary PE Specialist work at Foxton Primary School:
Since commencing my role at Foxton back in September, a great deal has been going on in terms of the development of PE and sport. I have worked closely with each member of teaching staff, supporting them in the delivery of the PE national curriculum. This support has ranged from anything to creating new ideas to improving teacher’s subject knowledge and delivery. The ultimate aim of my work has been to raise the standards of teaching in PE and to give all children the opportunity to access high quality learning experiences. Most of the support has been provided in half termly blocks, with teachers identifying what areas of their delivery they would like help with. Although some progress has been made in this area, it is important that the school continues to focus on enhancing the delivery of high quality Physical Education. I am delighted that the school has decided to commit to a further two years of PPES support, as this demonstrates their dedication in providing children with excellent learning experiences in PE and sport.
Details of support provided this year
Class 1 have had support with game and gymnastics
Class 2 have had support with dance, games and swimming
Class 3 have had support with swimming and athletics
Class 4 have had support with dance – learning about the haka and maori culture along with completing an Austin Powers style dance based on 1960’s pop culture.
In order to show case some of the work that has been taking place during the school year, Class 4 performed the dances they created to the rest of the school as part of a whole school assembly. We are planning to do a whole school performance of the haka at this year’s fete to further showcase our work.
Other support in school
In addition to supporting the staff, I have been given the chance to work with a small group of children using PE as an intervention to provide additional help with the development of their skills and understanding in a range of areas. The children involved also benefitted from participating in team building tasks which has given them the opportunity to improve their ability to work cooperatively with others.
As part of the school health week I was asked to organise some health and fitness sessions for EYF, KS1 and 2. The aim of the sessions was for the children to experience a variety of different activities which challenged them physically as well as focusing on key fundamental skills – agility, balance and coordination.
Working with the staff and children at Foxton Primary School has been an extremely fulfilling and rewarding experience for me. Right from the offset I was made to feel welcome and, despite only working at the school half a day a week, I certainly feel like part of the furniture. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone for making me feel so well received and I am looking forward to continuing with my role next year.