We promote in our children the development of a positive attitude to health, fitness and physical skills through the rich, varied and high quality provision of physical education. All children take part in PE lessons which are planned to enhance, where possible, the topic they are studying in school. Each year group, from Year 1 to Year 6, takes part in two PE lessons per week, one an indoor activity, the other outdoor. In addition to this, due to the national success of the 'Run A Mile' scheme, all children from nursery upwards now attempt to complete the mile on a weekly basis.
Since 2013 schools have been given a 'Sports Premium' to be spent on improving teaching and learning, to provide extra-curricular activities and to extend competitive school sport. Linthorpe School's Sports Premium allowance for the current academic year (2019/2020) is £21,220. Funding for our school will be calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11 as of January Census). We will receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus a premium of £10 per pupil.
Key Stage 1 and 2 children follow Rising Stars, Champions scheme of work. Multi skills are the basis of physical activity in the Early Years, leading to specific sports in KS2. PE is taught by class teachers and by our Sports coach but other outside agencies do also provide cover for our teachers during their planning and preparation time. An extensive swimming course is carried out in Year 5. This has been extremely successful with virtually all children able to swim 25 metres at the completion of twenty sessions.
|Meeting National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety|
Percentage of current Year 6 cohort who are able to swim competently,
confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m.
Percentage of current Year 6 cohort who can use a range of strokes effectively
for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.
Percentage of current Year 6 cohort who can perform safe self-rescue in
different water-based situations.
Our extra-curricular school sports change each half term. In the Early Years emphasis is on activity and fun, across the middle years it has a multi-skills base using a range of skills in a range of sports, whereas in the upper years, the clubs are sport specific. For example, last year children were able to attend clubs such as: wheelchair basketball; sports hall athletics; street dance and outdoor adventure. These clubs are usually free of charge, or at a very low cost to parents. At times, the difference is subsidised by the Sports Premium money. We regularly monitor the participation of our school sports clubs to see who are attending and how we could further interest those who have not yet taken part in an extra-curricular sport. Importantly, maximising all suitable spaces available to us at Linthorpe.
Linthorpe is part of the Youth Sports Trust (YST), Middlesbrough Schools Sports Partnership and Acklam Sports Partnership. All of these organisations require a payment, for which we use our Sports Premium money. Membership of these associations has had a quantifiable impact on our PE provision.
Other uses of the Sports Premium money include access to training for staff including teachers, NQTs, TAs and midday assistants. Furthermore, the premium funding also provides help with the cost of transport for some of the inter school competitions and festivals to allow all of our children the opportunity to compete in a range of sports.
We feel that we are spending our current Sports Premium Funding wisely to enable as many children as possible to access high quality PE lessons, participate in a wide range of extracurricular clubs and activities and to have the opportunity to engage in competitive matches and festivals with other local schools. The equipment and resources purchased will enable us to sustain the additional sports now offered . In addition, the use of Sports partnership coaches and links will enable us to develop the quality and range of our existing PE and Sports curriculum.
This academic year the PE team hope to offer an even wider variety of clubs, further increase participation of all children in these clubs and improve our own links with sporting providers available in the local area.
Please see the link below for a full breakdown and analysis of the allocation of the Sport Premium funding 2020/21.