Our Aim 2017-18
At Archibald, it is our aim to inspire and instil a life-long desire to lead a healthy and active lifestyle, by developing a love for physical activity and educating our pupils on how to lead a healthy lifestyle.
We aim to do this by delivering high-quality P.E. lessons that expose our pupils to a variety of sports and activities through an all-encompassing curriculum. By creating links across the curriculum, children will not only develop physical skills, but will become more informed on how to keep their bodies healthy. At Archibald, we aim to ensure other lessons require an active input, allowing our children to be more active throughout the school day.
Furthermore, we believe that developing team spirit and a love of participation is just as important as developing sporting talent. Therefore, we aim to ensure that pupils are provided with the opportunity to represent the school in sporting competitions and festivals around the city.
At Archibald First School, we offer a wide range of different extra-curricular sports clubs. To see exactly what we offer please see the extra-curricular activities area of the website, which is kept up to date.
Position of P.E. at Archibald First School
OFSTED, April 2015
“Pupils enjoy taking part in sporting activities and have a good understanding of how sport contributes to a healthy lifestyle. They look forward to the regular visits of the specialist coach and have benefited from this expertise. Pupils’ interest in sport has been increased and more pupils now participate in additional activities as a result.”
HMI P.E. Survey, Summer 2014
Our school was selected to take part in an HMI survey to discuss how P.E. funding was spent in schools. Feedback stated that Archibald make very effective use of its P.E. grant.
“The first principle is ensuring that all children get good-quality teaching in PE. If we don’t use the funding to achieve this, then we have missed out on a huge opportunity. But we can only do this if we train teachers and teaching assistants well.”
Head Teacher, Archibald First School.
P.E. and Sports Premium 2017 – 2018
Physical Education Government Grant Funding at Archibald First School
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum from 2013 to 2020 to improve the provision of Physical Education and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport, and will be allocated to primary school head teachers.
Purpose of the P.E. and Sport Premium
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of P.E. and sport offered to pupils. Therefore, as a school, we must use this funding to develop, or add to, the P.E. and sport activities that Archibald already offers. Furthermore, we must aim to make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
Possible uses of the premium include:
- Hiring specialist P.E. teachers, or qualified sports coaches, to work alongside primary teachers when teaching P.E.
- Providing existing staff with training or resources to help them teach P.E. and sport more effectively.
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for P.E.
- Providing places for pupils on extra-curricular sport clubs and residential visits.
- Introducing new sports or activities, to encourage more pupils to take up sport.
- Supporting and involving the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs.
- Increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games.
- Running sports activities with other schools.
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Please note that this funding is protected and therefore can only be spent on the provision of P.E. and sport in schools.
Please see our Action Plan to discover how we plan to use Sports Premium Funding at Archibald First School.