Primary School P.E. and Sport Funding
After the success of the London 2012 Olympic Games and as part of the Olympic Legacy the Government announced that they are to provide £150 million per annum for 2 years, to improve provision of physical activity in primary schools.
Each school received a set amount of money which is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of P.E. and sport in school.
How have we spent our funding?
We received £10,250 and have used our funding to employ a full time School Sport Development Officer (SSDO) at the school.
The main responsibilities of the SSDO is planning, delivering and evaluating outdoor P.E. lessons, facilitating teacher’s subject knowledge of sport, encouraging and implementing inter-house and local sport competitions.
Other responsibilities include promoting health and fitness, provide gifted and talented pupils a platform to further develop skills through selective sports clubs and competitions.
Please continue to view the sport pages on our website for up to date information on what we are doing in P.E. and sport in our school.
Please click on the link below to see our P.E. Curriculum Map and find out what we are doing in outdoor P.E.
Here at Halfway Houses Primary School we have a clear vision for Physical Education, we recognise the value and impact of high quality P.E. on our pupils. Please click on the link below to see our vision, mission and values and how they are reflected in physical education.
As part of Halfway Houses Primary School's drive within P.E. and competitive sport we are involved with the Government and Lottery funded Sainsbury's School Sport Games.
Each year the School Games sets criteria that school have to meet, this involves set levels of participation in playing as well as leading, managing and officiating in competitive sport.
It also sets criteria on the amount of extra-curricular sport provision on offer to the children at the school. To obtain a kitemark the school has to meet this set criteria and then provide evidence to be given the award.
Halfway Houses Primary School currently possesses the bronze award.
All children are expected to have a full PE kit that they can change into and out of at the beginning and end of each lesson.
The basic kit is a blue polo shirt and a pair of black or navy blue shorts; children work with bare feet for indoor gymnastics and dance sessions, but will require a pair of plimsolls or preferably trainers for outdoor sessions, and indoor games.
Children may also like to bring a tracksuit or similar to wear during the beginning of outdoor PE activities, while they warm up or for when there is a decline in weather.
The kit should be available to use during every school day, and should be kept at school in a suitable bag. As with all clothing, the bag should be clearly labelled with the child's name.