The Government is providing funding for new primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
In the academic year of September 2017 to August 2018 we received £2000.
We spent our funding as follows:
• Supporting the salary of a nominated member of staff to co-ordinate sporting activities
• Contributing to the purchase of an outdoor trampoline which will be accessible for wheelchair users
• Improving the outdoor play area with art work and additional equipment
• Hiring the local sports hall for our Sports and Adventure week to give our students the opportunity to ride specially adapted bikes
• Pupils have had opportunities to participate in different sports including riding specially adapted bikes, participating in swimming galas and sporting events locally with other special schools and gaining medals for their skills and participation.
• These activities improved pupils’ self-esteem and had an impact on their health and wellbeing which is very beneficial.
• Wheelchair users have benefited from being able to access a wheelchair trampoline in the outdoor area.
• The outdoor play area has been completed and additional features have been added which have benefited our pupils. These include artwork, sand and water play equipment, picnic tables which are wheelchair accessible and wheeled play vehicles for our KS1 and 2 pupils.
• Hiring the indoor skateboard park for our Sports week to use with students in wheelchairs was very successful. (Evidence: photos)
• Working with Allsorts to provide Race Runners for Sports and Health week.
• Funding a yoga teacher to attend PE sessions for some of our students and teaching them yoga adapted to their very specific physical needs. Students have been very positive about these sessions.
These improvements are sustainable as we continue to use equipment that has been purchased, attend sporting activities in the locality and give our students new experiences during Sports week. Money was raised to purchase a specially adapted bike after our students used them at a special centre locally and this activity will therefore be more accessible to all the students.
In the academic year of September 2018 to August 2019 we expect to receive £4000
We intend to spend our funding as follows:
• Supporting the salary of a nominated member of staff to co-ordinate sporting activities and training new staff e.g. to deliver rebound
• Participating in competitions e.g. Boccia held at at Archway and Cheltenham Ladies College.
• Hiring equipment, halls and instructors for Sports and Health week for example sailing at South Cerney, adapted bikes, Rushgate skate park for wheelchair session, additional RDA sessions for students and boatability.
• Visits to soft play and local play parks to explore
• Purchasing an outdoor swing for non-wheelchair users
• Opportunities for pupils to attend RDA (Riding for the Disabled)
• Link with St Edwards School, Melchet to hold a joint accessible swimming gala
• Pupils will gain self-esteem and wellbeing from participating in sports and leisure activities and time is given for this during timetabled lessons for all our classes and at after school clubs.
• Pupils will have opportunities to participate in different sports and activities including sailing, soft play areas, playgrounds and boatability
• Pupils’ self esteem is raised as they participate and are successful in a sport activity.
St Rose’s aims to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that offers stimulating opportunities appropriate to the needs of our students.
A team of experienced therapists are employed directly by the school to work alongside education and care staff. Collaborative therapy and sharing that knowledge is integral to the work of our school.
When a child or young person is happy, they have the best chance of progressing and achieving their goals. Ensuring that your child’s emotional needs are met is as important as their physical requirements.