2 St Georges Road Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 4AH
Mr C Coyle-Chislett
School Information / Physical Education /
Ofsted & Parent View
PE at Penpol School
At Penpol School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of our children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
Over the past academic year, we have made Physical Education a key priority at our school. In addition to the many clubs we already had running at Penpol, we have provided opportunities for more diverse activities within school hours - such as surfing, tennis, dance and cricket - and in the form of onsite after-school clubs - such as street dance, rugby and ballet.
In addition to a regular morning routine of ‘wake and shake’, during which pupils and teachers get their hearts pumping to a choreographed dance routine, children at Penpol also have access to a brand new ‘trim trail’ (adventure climbing apparatus) and plenty of sports equipment to enjoy at break and lunch times.
What is the Sports Premium?
Sports Premium refers to a substantial financial contribution to primary schools for the provision of sports. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and is given directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.
Schools have the freedom to choose how they spend the money in order to make a positive impact on pupil health and fitness. The government provides guidance to schools on how this money may be put to good use and the Sports Premium Report highlights how schools spend the grant.
Funding at Penpol
Our primary school’s Sports Funding will enable us to continue to extend our provision of fun, engaging and challenging activities, through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.
Follow the link for the Department of Education Primary School’s Sports Funding page.
Funding for 2016 to 2017
Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil.
Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.
What has been the effect of Sports Premium Funding on pupils’ participation and attainment?
With the support of our dedicated staff, pupils are enjoying a wider variety of activities and we are seeing an increase in the number of pupils opting for after-school sports clubs. Using industry professional and coaches to introduce new activities to our pupils has given them an insight into high level performance and the enthusiasm for sport is obvious as obvious in PE lessons as it is during ‘house’ tournaments.
How will we make these improvement sustainable?
We consistently strive to improve opportunities for our pupils. Where an activity proves popular, we make every effort to provide additional resources (more staff, extra clubs) so that all pupils can take part. In addition, we are always looking for fresh challenges to engage and excite the children at Penpol. These challenges might include surfing, golf, tennis, street dance, gymnastics and sports tournaments.