Bailey’s Court received a grant of £9,926 for the current financial year April 2016- April 2017. This money was given:
· -To increase the breadth and quality of the curriculum PE in all classes
· -To increase the PE skills of all pupils to enable secondary readiness
· -To increase the opportunities of pupils during lunch and play and after school
· -To build access for students to sports clubs in the local area and region
· -To enable sustainable practice beyond the 2013-2017 period.
This funding has allowed for:
CPD training delivered by Future Stars.
The school is continuing to invest in high quality PE development training for our EYFS, KS1and KS2 staff. Future Stars are working with the children and staff to develop high quality PE lessons and teaching throughout the school. This is focussing on identified areas for development and the skills will be applicable across all areas of PE.
Future Stars, alongside school staff, have rewritten our PE curriculum to ensure that we are delivering high quality PE sessions aimed at developing the children’s skills, fitness and love of PE.
Staff levels of confidence have continued to grow leading to a higher quality PE session with a greater emphasis on skill development.
A local Secondary School partnership (BSCS).
The school is continuing to participate in sporting events and staff training with local schools. The partnership work focuses on;
· Training for school PE leaders.
· Development of additional sports opportunities and inter school competition (one competition a term).
Training sessions for PE leaders are providing new and exciting ideas to further improve our PE teaching at Bailey’s Court. The competitions such as football, cross country and tag rugby allow our children to experience playing competitively against other teams as well as understanding the importance of team work and fair play.
Development of Dance teaching at Bailey’s Court.
A new initiative for the school is to further improve the dance teaching provided by staff. We will invest in iMoves Dance, which is targeted at developing the children’s awareness of rhythm, beat and movement.
This programme will further the resources available to all staff allowing forinspirational PE sessions.
Training will begin for PE leaders in Term 1, with the programme being rolled out to teachers across the school by the end of Term 2.
Developing alternative sports
We will continue to develop links with local clubs and schools in order to increase opportunities for alternative sports at Bailey’s Court. So far we have established links with Cleve Archers who have run a number of archery sessions for children in Years 3 and 4.
We will be building on developing children’s skills with lacrosse, table tennis and tri-golf across all year groups and introducing yoga into our PE curriculum. We have already purchased the necessary equipment and run trial sessions with small groups of children. These sports are focussed around involving all children and playing to their strengths in a team and individual situation. The funding will allow us to further train staff and form strong links with local sports clubs.
This programme will be ongoing throughout this year, with new sports being introduced during lunchtimes and PE sessions.
PE Association of South Gloucestershire
We will continue our membership of the PE Association of South Gloucestershire, allowing us to gain access to support and interschool competitions.
This membership will also provide CPD training for members of staff in focussed areas.
Youth Sport Trust
We are aiming to buy into the Youth Sport Trust programme, which is aimed at assessing what is good about PE at Bailey’s Court and gives measurable targets for improvement. This programme will also give the opportunity for the children to take part in the Youth Festival of Sport and further competitions throughout the year.
Continuing the success of Forest schools at Bailey’s Court we will be developing the children’s experiences at our off site location. At this purpose built site, the children will have the opportunity to build shelters, fires and develop their understanding of “bush craft”. We will be investing in more equipment and further training for our staff. Forest schools has been running for over two years at bailey’s Court and has been shown to have a significantly positive impact on children’s holistic development.
This funding will also allow us to develop our on-site forest schools experience for all of the children by developing further our forest schools environment.
Investment in Bailey’s Court minibus
In order to improve our ability to attend off site PE competitions, football matches and other activities with larger groups of children, we will be looking at investing in leasing a second minibus. This will increase the sporting opportunities available for our children. The first minibus has proved invaluable in increasing the opportunities for children to take part in forest school activities on an out of school site and attend a range of sporting activities.
School sports kit
We will be investing in a number of new school sports kit to be used for external competitions and events. This will encourage our children to work as a team, and will allow our children to be easily identified and cheered on!
We will also be expanding the school football kit to allow for our very first girls’ football team. This will encourage more children to become involved in sport and to represent our school.