In 2018 -19, Anson Primary school was awarded £16,900 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 high quality intervention and work alongside our staff to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE. £8,380
  • 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
  • Increase in swimming provision - £3,500
  • New lunchtime sport opportunities for pupils were introduced at a cost of £2,740.

 

Impact

Responses show that pupils across the school have a good have knowledge of Healthy Lifestyles and skills in a variety of sports have improved with intervention activities. 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 last year was 89%. The school has also been able to compete in several inter-school competitions, including football, cross-country and athletics. In 2018/19, 100% of Year 6 pupils achieved the required KS2 swimming standard.

 

 

In 2019-20, Anson Primary school was to awarded a further £16,900 in order to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision and to continue developing healthy lifestyles.

 

The grant was used to widen the opportunities for pupils with repeated specialist PE intervention at a cost of £8,400 as provision had already been assigned before Covid-19

 

Continued after-school provision is cost £2,280 as provision had already been assigned before Covid-19

 

Increasing staffing costs and transport to more inter-school competition cost £2,720 for the contribution to minibuses and earlier events that took place in the autumn and spring terms.

 

The increase in swimming provision for all pupils to achieve KS2 standard was also continued to be supported at a continued cost of £3,500 as provision had already been assigned before Covid-19

Impact

Prior to Covid-19 knowledge of Healthy Lifestyles and skills in a variety of sports had improved with intervention activities. A baseline fitness tracker across the school showed, for a second year in succession, over 90% of pupils having a good level of fitness. Pupil attendance at an associated after-school activity last year was 90% before Covid-19. The school competed in several inter-school competitions, including football, cross-country and athletics. In 2019-20, 100% of Year 6 pupils achieved the required KS2 swimming standard which was the anticipated target for 2020 before Covid-19. Although Covid-19 has impacted on definitive targets being achieved, children were given tasks to complete at home that required daily exercise and were signposted towards healthy eating recipes.