In 2017-18, Anson Primary school was awarded £16,840 in order to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision and developing healthy lifestyles.

The Grant was used as follows:

  • Professional development of our staff using specialist PE teachers to provide expertise and work alongside our staff to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE. This also included a range of extra–curricular opportunities including orienteering, fencing, glow-in-the-dark dodgeball and yoga. £4,140
  • Increase in swimming provision - £3,500
  • Supplementing the opportunities with pupils’ outdoor education - £4,200
  • Investment to improve outdoor play surfaces - £5,000

Pupil feedback show that pupils across the school have a good have knowledge of Healthy Lifestyles and a baseline fitness tracker across the school showed over 90% of pupils having a good level of fitness. Pupil attendance at an associated after-school activity is 80%. The school has competed in several inter-school competitions, including football, cross-country and athletics.

In 2018-19, Anson Primary school expects to be awarded a further £16,900 in order to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision and developing healthy lifestyles.

It is intended to use this grant to widen the opportunities for pupils with a specialist and personalised PE curriculum. Staff to support this will cost £8,380. Expert staff will also train and support school staff with curriculum delivery. A wide range of physical after-school activities will be offered to pupils throughout the year with no charge. This will cost £2,280 for the year. New lunchtime sport opportunities for pupils are to be introduced at a cost of £2,280, with supporting equipment costing £460. The increase in swimming provision for pupils will also continue to be supported at a continued cost of £3,500.