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Sports Funding

 

Staff at Torrisholme work hard to ensure that our children take part in a varied and enjoyable Physical Education curriculum. We also provide a wide range of extra-curricular sports and activities and take part in many different competitions.

 

During 2015-16, the school received £9795 funding to develop school sport and PE development. As in 2014-15, the funding has been/is being used to:

  • Enter into a partnership with Morecambe High School to ensure that all children in Key Stage 2 take part in high quality ‘Outdoor and Adventurous Activities’. The partnership includes training for teachers and a broad range of opportunities for our children to take place in activities with highly trained specialist staff. So far, these have included kayaking, rock climbing, orienteering and sailing.

  • Work with specialist coaches, some of whom are from local clubs. Children and teachers in each year group have the opportunity to work with coaches in a range of different sports. So far, these have included gym, basketball, tennis, hockey, wheelchair basketball and cricket.

  • Improve inclusive access to a range of sports. A range of additional equipment has been purchased to enable children with disabilities to take part in a range of PE and sports activities. This has included a weekly ‘Inclusive Sports Club’ and participation in local competitions for children with disabilities.

  • Fund additional equipment to improve PE and sports provision.

  • Teach all children in Year 1 to ride a bike.

 

Impact

  • Teaching staff have increased skill and confidence in teaching PE, following training and work with specialist coaches.

  • Participation in extra-curricular sports clubs has increased.

  • School participation in competitive sport has increased.

  • Children have had the opportunity to take part a broader range of Outdoor and Adventurous activities, which they have enjoyed immensely!

  • Participation in sports for children with disabilities has increased.

 

In the future, we intend to use additional funding to:

  • Improve outcomes in swimming, by providing further access to swimming tuition for non-swimmers.

  • Continue to provide high quality training for teachers to continually improve the provision and quality of PE and sport.

 

Please see the ‘Sports’ pages of our website for more details of the different sports competitions we have been taking part in.


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