What is it?
The PE and Sports funding was introduced in September 2013 and is a sum of money given to schools by the Government, jointly funded by the Department of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. It is allocated to schools based on numbers of pupils aged 5-11 at the annual census in January.
What is it's purpose?
School PE and Sports funding is to improve the provision of Sport and PE.
How much do we receive?
For the period Sept 15 – Aug 16 the school received £4,500.
For the period Sept 16 - Aug 17 the school expects to receive £6,500.
What are we spending it on?
For many years our school has been part of the leadership of the Sports Special Partnership in North Yorkshire and we continue to engage in that by buying into the competitions package ensuring our pupils take part in inter school competitions and shared PE and Sports events. As a result of our extensive participation in PE and Sport The Dales School was first awarded the Sainsburys Silver Kite Mark in 13/14.
We offer regular after school sports clubs as well as running lunch time clubs.
Those pupils, who would benefit from it, take part in MOVE - Movement Opportunity via Education and the school ensures staff are skilled in this. The school was awarded the MOVE quality mark in Autumn 2015 (more information on website under Parents).
As school is skilling up staff, they are able to support PE and Sport for pupils in out of school and holiday clubs.
At the end of the academic year 2015-16 we said we would know if the School PE and Sports Funding has created improved provision if:
We have been able to offer opportunities for all pupils to participate in PE and sport both on school premises and off site – regardless of ability. The Dales School participated in a wide range of Sporting Events via the Sports Special Partnership, with cumulatively 119 students attending across the school year, from across the school's age range. This represents an average of more than two events per student. In addition to this, in July 2016 pupils took part in 'Midsummer MOVE Madness'.
School staff are kept up to date of events for their diaries, Risk Assessments completed and Evolve forms are submitted in a timely manner where possible. The School's participation in the Sports Special Partnership is further testament to this outcome being successfully met.
We have achieved the GOLD Kite Mark
The Dales School achieved the Gold Award in September 2016. The HLTA responsible for PE and Sport drove this application forward in collaboration with the lead for the Sports Special Partnership on behalf of the School.
At the end of this academic year 2016-2017 we will know if the School PE and Sports Funding has created improved provision if:
- Whole school MOVE training continues to run on a 2 year rolling plan to ensure all staff become MOVE practitioners - once trained and implementing MOVE principles a MOVE practitioner doesn't need to retrain so the rolling programme is to engage new staff or those who did not attend in the last round - the next MOVE training takes place Spring Term 2017.
- Our Sports/MOVE HLTA completes training to become a MOVE practitioner (2017) and then trainer in the next 2 year period. The current costings for MOVE trainer training is approximately £2000 and will need to be budgeted and accounted for in the next financial year. This will ensure succession planning for our current trainer provision. National MOVE event days are planned annually.
- We continue to offer suitable and meaningful sporting activities to all students, both on site and in the wider communities.
- We maintain the standards of our GOLD Kite Mark.