In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.
Foundation Sports has welcomed Government plans to improve the provision of physical education in schools across the UK. In a bold shake-up of the PE system in the wake of the London 2012 Games, some £150 million has been pledged to increase and improve training and facilities for the nation’s primary school children.
It is up to schools to determine how best to use this additional funding. Some examples of how Foundation Sports can enable schools to offer an outstanding provision of PE in accordance with Ofsted can be seen below:
- Employing specialist PE teachers or qualified coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE.
- Employing a specialist teacher or providing professional development for staff to lead after-school sports clubs for disabled pupils and those with special educational needs.
- Providing cover staff to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport.
- Procuring quality-assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport.
- Paying external sports coaches to run competitions, or to increase pupils’ participation in national school games competitions.
- Quality assuring the work of sports coaches and instructors employed to coach in PE lessons and after-school sports clubs.
- Buying into existing local sports networks such as our Foundation Sports school partnerships.
- Employing expert advice to evaluate the school’s current strengths and weaknesses in PE and sport, and implement plans for improvement.
- Providing places for pupils in after-school sport clubs and holiday courses.
- Engaging the least active pupils in after school activities, for example ‘Move It’ after school clubs.
- Providing high-quality training for volunteers, parents and carers, governors and adults other than teachers to run sports teams, after school clubs and assist in organising large school sports events.
- Providing training for midday supervisors to introduce playground games at breaks and lunchtimes.
- Forging links with PE teachers in local secondary schools to help primary staff improve their PE and sports provision.
- Establishing strong, sustainable partnerships with local community sports clubs where no links have been made in the past.
- Establishing a house system to enable regular, inter-house sports competitions for pupils of all ages.
- Providing pupils who are gifted and talented in sport with expert, intensive coaching and support.
We work in over 300 schools per week, and we tailor our services to each individual school. We appreciate that every child is different and every parent and teacher will have different expectations. Let us enable your school to offer outstanding provision of PE.