PE and Sport Funding
Primary School Sports funding is to improve the provision and quality of PE and sport in schools and to encourage healthy lifestyles in the children of the future.
The funding has supported the cost of swimming within the school and enables membership of the MDASSP (Market Drayton Area Schools Sports Partnership) which organises competitions across the area and gave us the routes into county wide competitions.
Through increased focus on Sport the school has been awarded Gold in the Sainsbury's Games Quality Mark.
Funding has continued and the membership of MDASSP increased. The group of schools this includes has researched other models which are more cost effective and provide increased training opportunities for staff so support will continue through Activsports instead.
The funding is presently being used to:
1) Buy resources to encourage inclusion in sport for all children across the school. This has led to New Age Kurling, Boccia and sports designed with inclusion in mind for disabled children. A Kurling club has proved extremely successful. David Rushton has trained staff on the use of such resources and how to use them effectively.
2) Train staff in tracking and assessing achievement and progress in PE.
David Rushton has worked on developing programmes to achieve this goal and investment in software support across the school has been agreed.
3) Develop wider sporting opportunities across the school.
The school took part in a Sportsability event in Shrewsbury Sports Village in which we sent a pupil with severe disabilities to take part in suitable competitive sports. Archery has been introduced as a club within the school and Gymnastics is ongoing. A charge is in place for these clubs to encourage sustainability when the funding stops. Bike club continues to be successful and development of other biking opportunities is being looked into. Balanceability pilots have been successful for Foundation stage in school and the resources will be bought into school for future staff development. Staff training to enable mountain biking to be run both outside an within school has been successful and training has been resourced for Balanceability as well.
Within this year Hinstock has achieved the Silver quality mark from ‘Sports for All’, well done to David and staff for working so hard to achieve this award.
We won this and went on to represent all of North Shropshire at the Country Games on the 1st July, along with our biking team and our arrows archery team.