Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Dovecot Primary school.
PE and School Sport Funding
At Dovecot Primary School we believe that sport plays an important part as it contributes to the health and well-being of our children. Sporting excellence and participation, alongside strong cultural opportunities, go hand in hand with academic standards.
We have used the Sport Funding to purchase the gold membership of the Liverpool Schools Sports Partnership, which alongside our own school actions has enabled us to strengthen and improve our provision in the following ways:
- To hire a specialist PE teacher/qualified sports coach to work alongside our teachers when teaching PE
- To support and engage the least active children through new/additional Change4Life clubs
- To pay for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
- To provide cover to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport
- To attend sport competitions and increase pupils’ participation in school Games
- To buy quality assured professional development modules /materials for PE and sport
- To provide places for pupils on after school sports clubs
- Provide opportunities for new and unusual sports and activities to be experienced
- Provide subsidised opportunities for activity based residential stays.
- Provide half term sports fun days.
A wide range of activities are delivered in school which aim to engage and inspire all children.We are also committed to ensure that all children receive at least 2 hours per week of high quality well-planned PE.
Over the year each child will participate in games, athletics, dance and gymnastics lessons. Opportunities are also planned for swimming in Years 4/5/6 and Outdoor and Adventurous activities in Years 3/4/5/6. Our aim is that all children leave our school at the end of Year 6 able to swim 25 metres. In addition to this we have a weekly Wake Up Shake Up aerobic session which increases children’s activity and fitness levels so that they are ready to learn.
Please refer to the curriculum/year group pages of the website for more details of PE lessons taught each term.
The Wider Curriculum
PE and sport has a high profile in our school and permeates many aspects of school life.
During our residential visits, children are given opportunity to participate in many different activities which may include orienteering, assault courses and climbing/ caving and kayaking
In the summer term we also hold our annual Sports Day in which we encourage participation of all children and organise competitive races for our more sporting youngsters.
Other agencies are employed to enhance the variety of activities available and we take full advantage when these opportunities become available. For example we hold a two day archery event which includes pupils, staff and parents, riding at Aintree race course as well as judo and fencing clubs to allow our pupils to have a wider experience of physical activities
Talented children are signposted to local clubs and events to encourage them to develop their skills .
School also believes it is important for the children to meet local sporting role models. Visitors in the last year have included an Olympic Tai Kwando competitor and a British Boxing champion.
Beyond the School Day
The school is keen to provide a wide range of extra-curricular clubs for children throughout the year which are organised by our teaching staff and/or sports coaches.
Children enjoy the opportunity to work with different teachers and have the chance to try many sports such as Netball, Tennis, Football, Multi-skills, Hockey, Cricket, Rounders, Athletics ,Cross Country, judo, fencing and archery.
We try to cater for all our children’s needs and so ask the children which clubs they would like to see included during the year; we also monitor participation and check uptake against gender and free school meals.
Although we are a very small school we enter some range of competitions and have had many successes including swimming gala and basketball .
Please refer to the childrens page of the website for more details of the extra curricular activities on offer.
Primary school experiences are pivotal to the children’s future perception of physical activity and we believe that children leave our school equipped to enjoy sport for all its health and social benefits. For those who relish the competitive element, they gain the skills, confidence and relevant experience to succeed at their chosen level and discipline.