Normanby Primary School has a tradition in recent years of striving to achieve well in sport; in 2014 Governors took the decision to re-energise sport at our school, with a focus on competition and creating a sporting habit for life in our young people. Governors made use of the additional funding called the PE and Sport Premium for primary schools to support the Head Teacher in leading this change. This funding has been provided by the government to help deliver the London Games legacy commitments.
Mr Faulkner used the additional funding to make improvements to PE and sport for pupils at our school. We have employed two sports coaches and specialist teachers to both teach PE and to extend the range of extra-curricular sports activities available. Providing staff with professional development in PE was also included in our action plan.
We are working in partnership with a range of local organisations and other schools to share expertise and extend provision.
As a result of the funding, pupils are being provided with better quality PE teaching. Additionally, they have more opportunities to participate in sport and physical activity. Mr Faulkner has noted in his termly reports to Governors that the premium had brought a renewed and sharper focus on PE and sport. Part of our funding has been used to help selected pupils overcome personal difficulties and as a platform to improve their physical and social development.
Our plans are reviewed termly, and the impact shared with staff and Governors.