Greenmount Primary School received an allocation of £9060 from the Sports Premium for the academic year 2014 - 2015.
The premium has been spent in the following ways:
1) To provide high quality teaching in Sport for years 1, 2, 5 and 6
We have employed an experienced Specialist Primary P.E. teacher to deliver high quality lessons in Sport. Each of the four years groups benefits from one hour per week of teaching focusing on developing basic skills in games and competitive sport. Each lesson includes elements of skill development and inter-house competitions.
With the year 1 and 2 children, in addition to developing their fitness and co-ordination skills, they have been introduced to the basics of Lacrosse, culminating in the playing of small sided games.
In Years 5 and 6, the focus has been on increasing fitness and developing skills in Lacrosse, Basketball, Rugby and Athletics.
2) To provide professional development for teachers to develop their skills in teaching Gymnastics and Athletics.
Continuing from the success of last year's training, two members of staff have been supported this year in their teaching of gymnastics. The focus has been on using appratus creatively and consistently to help improve the children's gymnastic skills.
This peer support will continue throughout the period of funding. The funding enables cover for the supporting teacher to be released from class.
Our specialist PE teacher supported staff during the summer term of 2014 in the teaching of Athletics, particularly in preparation for our annual Sports Day.
Another member of staff has received peer coaching in the teaching of Hockey.
3) To provide a weekly after-school football club for years 3 and 4 led by an FA qualified coach
Following on from the success of last year's club, we have continued to provide football coaching for all children who wished to attend in years 3 and 4. There is no cost to parents for this after-school club.
4) To run intra-school football, rugby and cricket leagues for KS2 pupils
Leagues in football and rugby have been offered this year as part of our ever-increasing extra curricular provision.