What is the Sports Premium?
The PE and Sports funding is being jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. Each school is provided with £16000 and £10 per pupil per annum. At King’s Oak Academy, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children and believe that physical and health education is an essential part of child’s educational development.
Within the KWEST Multi-Academy Trust we believe that an innovative and varied curriculum, which includes all aspects of Physical Education, has a positive influence on the outcomes for all children. We look for opportunities and activities which will enable our pupils to build self- esteem, team work and a positive approach to new experiences.
Update March 2021
The academic year 2020/2021 has been challenging for everyone. The lockdown in January 2021, during the coldest months of the year ,restricted many children and families following their usual exercise regimes. We began the academic year in September 2020 with Miss Fusco teaching PE to all classes as a measure to enssure there was continuity and progression in the skills, especially as many of the children had not accessed formal PE lessons since March 2020. It also reduced the risk of Covid-19 being brought into school by visiting Sports Coaches. Miss Fusco has a passion for sports and conveys this passion well to the children and staff. The disruption to the Spring Term arrangements resulted in many children returning to school on March 8th with a lower than desired level of stamina and fitness.
We were delighted to welcome back the sport coach from Norwich City Community Sports Foundation when we returned from the Easter holidays in mid April 2021. The coaches share their specialist knowledge, whilst following the school’s PE curriculum. This benefits both staff and children as they are introduced to new ways of improving fitness which is then incorporated into structured and non-structured school time.
In the academic year 2019 / 2020 we will continue to spend money on sports coaches to work with our staff to improve the skills of all staff for the long term. We will attend sports events organised within the KWEST MAT and the West Norfolk Sports Partnership, replace identified equipment within the outdoor trim trail and introduce a before school club with the opportunity to learn a new sports’ skill. We will engage in a well-being project for a positive self image and events which will help the pupils to understand the importance and rewards of being a team member and player.
During the academic year 2018/2019 we built upon expertise gained in 2017/2018 and we we took part in many sporting events and we are proud to annouce our TRI-GOLF team, led by the PE lead teacher, Miss Fusco, not only won the King’s Lynn and West Norfolk competition but went onto represent West Norfolk for the regional competition and we were the overall WINNERS for the second ,consecutive year!! We have a lovely trophy on display, but more importantly, some very proficient and proud tri-golf players who we hope will continue to demonstrate their skills in the Howard Junior School Tri-Golf team!!!
The children who attended the after school Dance Club, run by Miss Fusco and Mrs Bentley took part in the West Norfolk dance festival in March 2018. and again in March 2019 It was held again at King’s Lynn Corn Exchange and the children said it was amazing to perform on a professional stage and more parents were able to attend. We are participating in the festival again in 2020 so look out for more information about how parents can support the event!
Keep reading to see the actions we plan for this academic year and how we have spent it in the past. There are also links to learn more about the funding from the DFE.
Sports Premium Guidance
Sports Premium 2019/20
Sports Premium 2020/21