The government has announced that it is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school head teachers. The money must be used to improve the provision of P.E. and school sport.
P.E. and school sport play a very important part in the life of Cherry Orchard. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children. Through participation, our children build and learn more about key values; resilience, aspiration and courage as well as promoting the importance of good sportsmanship through honesty and friendship.
We are therefore delighted to be able to use the approximate £9500 sport premium funding to support the development of P.E. and school sport in the following ways;
- Provide specialist coaches to support the class teacher during curriculum time for Nursery-Year 6, allowing our children to receive high quality lessons and allowing our staff to up level their skills
- Develop club and community links with Blackheath Rugby Club. Greenwich City Tennis Club, Pro Futures Soccer School, Charlton Athletic Football Club, Miss Leila’s Dance School, Thomas Tallis Secondary School and Greenwich Cricket Club
- Enable increased participation in competitive football through the Greenwich schools Meridian football league
- Work with organisations such as ‘Kidz Fit’ to encourage and promote healthy living
- Enable increased participation in competitive games and activities through the Charlton Cluster partnership with Thomas Tallis Secondary School
- Provide quality assured professional development opportunities for teachers enabling quality teaching and learning for all children
- Provide a cycling proficiency training course
- Coach and train Year 5 and 6 Sports Leaders to deliver high quality fitness classes before school
- Significantly increase the range and number of before and after school activities offered to pupils across the school.
- Continue to develop our ‘sports for all’ approach by working with professionals from Thomas Tallis and Active Kids
- Develop home/school links with parents, providing after school clubs for family participation.
Our overall aim is to raise standards in P.E. and school sport increasing the participation and opportunities offered to our children. We aim to provide high quality lessons and improved learning for all.