The PE and Sport Premium Funding is part of a government initiative designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils so that they develop healthy lifestyles. Every primary school in the country has been provided with funding to support additional sports provision.
At Caldecott, we recognise the huge contribution PE plays in the health and well-being of our children. We believe that a varied PE curriculum and a range of extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all of our children. Furthermore, we believe that increased opportunities for competitive sport enables children to develop excellence in sport as well as leadership skills, teamwork, dedication and self esteem. This year, the children at Caldecott have participated in more competitions than ever before and have reached the Oxfordshire County Finals in hockey, football, cricket and netball.
We are delighted to have been awarded the Gold School Games Mark this year. This is a wonderful achievement and highlights our commitment to high quality provision for sports at Caldecott School.
The 2018-19 funding has allowed Caldecott to introduce new sports and activities into the curriculum. This has enabled more children to access different sports and leadership opportunities at all levels. We are now extremely lucky to have several sports coaches working at the school taking after school sports clubs in a range of sports. This year, we have introduced Key Stage 1 football, street dance, basketball, netball, circuits, gymnastics, athletics, multi-sports and rounders into our after school curriculum. The specialist coaches have also provided training to our teachers which provides sustainability to our school in the long run.
For 2018-2019, our school received £18,900 in PE and sport premium funding. The PE and Sports Funding Report outlines how we have used this money and the impact the funding has had on the children.