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 and sport 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. In the last year of competitive sport before Covid-19 halted competitions, the children at Caldecott participated in more competitions than ever before and reached the Oxfordshire County Finals in hockey, football, cricket and netball.
We are delighted to have been awarded the Gold School Games Mark for the past two years. This was a wonderful achievement and highlights our commitment to high quality provision for sports at Caldecott School.
The 2019-20 funding allowed Caldecott to introduce new sports and activities into the curriculum. This enabled more children to access different sports and leadership opportunities at all levels. We were extremely lucky to have had several sports coaches working at the school taking after school sports clubs in a range of sports. Last year, we introduced Key Stage 1 football, street dance, basketball, netball, circuits, gymnastics, athletics, multi-sports and rounders into our after school curriculum. The specialist coaches also provided training to our teachers which provides sustainability to our school in the long run. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, these activities were suspended in March 2020.
For 2019-2020, our school received £18,930 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.