Ponteland Middle School PE and Sports Grant

The 2015/16 PE and Sports Funding allocation was £9444.

The 2016/17 PE and Sports Funding allocation is £9550 per annum which is to help develop PE and sport in schools. We offer 30 Hours of sport per week outside curriculum time. 11 members of staff take activities. We are a gold sportsmark school and for the last 3 years we have been a Sainsbury’s School Games Gold award recipient. We compete in over 400 fixtures a year home and away and win 90% of fixtures played. More than half of the school children stay behind for sporting activities at least once a week and most nights we have more than a 150 pupils engaged in activities until 4:45. TAs have attended training to run ‘active break times’ and run, each day, at least 3 sporting activities each lunchtime. We are regularly used by the Authority as an example of good practice and often receive visits from other schools. The one thing that allows this to happen is the continued development of facilities to support excellence in sport as the programme grows including: outdoor lighting, a new 3g pitch, newly resurfaced tennis courts, a well maintained sportshall, repainted lines on the yard, 2 new grass football training pitches to allow rotation to avoid wear and tear; as well as regular high quality repair and maintenance programmes to ensure that pupils enjoy the brilliant facilities that their dedication and success deserve. Our decision to invest this funding on facilities ensures that we can extend provision throughout the winter months and maintain an active healthy programme whatever the weather or light.

The effect of the PE and Sports funding grant has enabled PCMS to provide before, during and after school interventions, clubs and activities. More children have participated in these extra-curricular activities. Their attainment has increased but more so their health, confidence and fitness.

The PE department review participation for all children annually: review fixtures, festivals and tournaments outcomes; review assemblies, extra-curricular participation and celebrate where possible in the newsletter, media, Facebook and website.