Sporting Influence PE Funding programmes work alongside the school to improve their provision of PE and Sport across the whole school.
We are currently in our fifth year of delivering these packages to schools across the West and North Yorkshire area and have over twenty schools that we work with on a weekly basis.
All work is performed by highly experienced and qualified PE staff and Sports Coaches. Evidence is collected throughout the year and collated by Sporting Influence to present to inspectors, governors and any interested parents. After a consultation with the Head teacher we sit down and discuss what is needed in the school and the time they want spent on each particular sport or teacher.
Typically a Head teacher would speak to staff and find out where they lacked confidence and ideas, this might be an NQT worried about gymnastics or invasion games or an experienced teacher who needs new ideas to inspire them and change the drills they have done for years.
The Continued Professional Development Model
This model has received fantastic feedback and is a really thorough and highly beneficial programme. We work alongside the class teacher over a minimum of 6 hours which involves observing, followed by team teaching, leading and finally planning a session and receiving written feedback. Lesson plans and resources are provided to the teachers for them to follow and sustain what they have learnt. A typical six week CPD evidence pack would include: session plans, a teacher feedback sheet highlighting what they have enjoyed and learnt and a written lesson observation.
The new DFE funding states that the money should be spent on increasing the confidence of all staff in teaching PE:
Competitions For All
A structure of Intra (in school) competitions that follow the sports that have been taught in that particular term. Schools are asked to encourage every student to take part. House points are awarded for taking part, winning matches, sportsmanship and teamwork.
We also deliver an Inter (out of school) competition between schools at Harrogate High School, so that the pupils get to play against talented performers from nearby schools whilst using high quality sports facilities. Sporting Influence also offer specific Gifted and Talented sessions within schools, these can be a variety of sports.
The new DFE funding states that the money should be spent on more children participating in sport, playing a wider variety of sports and increased participation of competitive sport:
Intervention groups and PPA cover
We hold intervention groups to engage everyone in PE and sports. These intervention groups can be for a variety of different reasons such as obesity and health, social development, physical development and skill development.
We also offer PPA cover to give students a chance to participate in high quality PE whilst your teaching staff have an opportunity to work on classroom based work. (Sports Premium funding should not be spent on PPA cover).
The new DFE funding states that the money should be spent on the engagement of ALL pupils in regular physical activity:
Our Sport Numeracy intervention focuses solely on the ‘Number’ strand of the national curriculum with a range of colour coded session plans for Years 1 – 6 with accompanying question sheets. Our aim is to boost engagement, enjoyment and attainment through fast paced Active Learning sessions. Being physically active during a maths intervention or club helps children retain information better AND provides additional exercise that builds upon the 2 hours of PE they already receive in a week.
Key Stage One Themed/Story Telling PE lessons
The Sporting Influence themed program of work has been devised to fit in with the KS1 National Curriculum, ensuring that all outcomes are met. Instead of having a single lesson focus, all sessions compromise of elements of
The use of a theme or story not only captures the imagination of the children, but it disguises their learning, ensuring that they don’t get bored and ENJOY the lesson. It is vital at this early stage to motivate, engage and inspire children in their physical education journey so as they pass through school they find their area of interest and continue on a physically active journey through their lives.
The new DFE funding states that the money should be used as a tool for whole school improvement: