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Holmwood School & Nursery

Bringing Out the Best In Everyone

Holmwood School & Nursery, Kensington Drive, Great Holm, Milton Keynes, MK8 9AB

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PE and Sport FUNDING 2016-2017 – SPORTS PREMIUM

Extra government funding for PE continues to be given to all schools to be used to support and encourage children to lead healthy lifestyles and to participate in a variety of different PE experiences.  The funding also supports teacher training and planning, in order to deliver a High Quality PE curriculum in the school for your children.  The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.


We are looking carefully at the funding this year to ensure continued progression of learning and positive encouragement of participation in PE by all children.  Providing new opportunities and awareness of a variety of sports, new and old and encouraging a love of sport and fitness for their future.  Our teaching aims to achieve a high level of fitness and achieve agility, balance and co-ordination through exciting lessons and fitness days.


The total amount of funding to be received by the school will £8,600.  At Holmwood School the funding has been allocated in the following ways:


To “buy in” to the Milton Keynes School Partnership package, which provides opportunities for;

  1. Support training for subject leader – this includes termly training and access to school sports coordinators, who advise and use their expertise to support in schools.
  2. Support and training for teachers/other adults in school. We have looked carefully at training and provision so far and training courses this year will be for newer members of staff who have not benefitted from all the courses in the last few years.  Our PE co-ordinator has completed observations of staff and audits of staff need to decide upon appropriate training requirements.

This year we are undertaking training in the following areas:


  • Dance, Gymnastics and Early Years physical activity
  • PE Co-ordinator training
  • Health and Fitness training
  • EYFS Physical Literacy- Freedom to Learn Course


Outside agencies, specifically training in areas of PE and sport, are working alongside class teachers and together with the children in 6 week blocks:


  • Autumn 1 – Year 2 Gymnastics
  • Spring 2 – Year 1 Multi skills
  • Summer 1 EYFS Football


Other PE experiences for the children:


  • 19/10/2016 - Fit n Fun Festival Year 1 and 2
  • 22/02/2017 - Multi skills Festival whole school
  • 07/06/2017 - Athletics Festival whole school
  • 22/03/2017 - Brazilian Football Day
  • Jan - Zumba  Days
  • We now run a selection of after school clubs in a variety of sports. This coming school year we have bought in new clubs after trying taster days and looking at children’s questionnaires and have decided to stop some clubs.


At our recent training, we were informed of the government’s initiative to encourage one hour more exercise daily, with raised heart rates amongst children, to combat obesity and being unfit.  As a result of this, we are organising an active afternoon to encourage children to learn and play new games at lunch and playtimes.


Examples of intended impact include:


  • Children engaged in PE and sporting activities
  • Children are able to confidently talk about why it is important to keep healthy and how PE helps them to be fit and happy children
  • Children are introduced to new sports and gain skills in these, that will benefit them in the future
  • Increased number of children taking part in sports and this leads to them participating in sport outside school and enjoying competitive sports.
  • Staff receive CPD that will ensure that they will be more confident in delivering High Quality Physical Education.
  • Children enjoy PE and are more motivated in all areas of the curriculum and their concentration is better, due to participation in different sports
  • Children are talking about sport and are energised and enthusiastic in other areas of the curriculum