Sports Grant Funding

Well done to Badgers who came a very respectable 3rd in the recent Tri-golf competition!

Upcoming events:

Football Tournament – 20th June

School Games – 22nd June 2016

Mini- Olympics – 23rd June 2016

PE and School Sport at Cotton End Primary School

Here at Cotton End, we are committed to providing high quality, enjoyable and challenging PE lessons. Specialist staff from Premier Sport teach all year groups from Year 1 to year 6; curriculum content is planned in conjunction with staff.

A different unit is taught each term to provide our children with a diverse range of sports, and encourage them to try new skills and gain confidence with new activities. A strong emphasis is placed upon team work and co-operation, thus fitting in with our strong emphasis on values education. Some of these units include: tag rugby, multi-skills, dance, gymnastics, tennis, archery and athletics.

As a school, each year we enter all of the school games competitions, run by the Bedford and Kempston School Sports Partnership. These hold a competitive element.

We offer a wide range of extra-curricular sporting activities. We currently have 13 children in our after lunchtime football club. We have 14 members of our after school dance club. We also have an increasing number in our after school multi sports club!

We look forward to future sporting challenges and will continue to engage and challenge all of our children. London 2012 was an inspiration to us all, and we pledge to nurture talents and encourage happy, healthy lifestyles.

Our vision is that all pupils at Cotton End Primary experience excellent physical education (PE), school sport and physical activity that will lead to lifelong participation. This strategy will aim to:

Improve health and well being, leading to prolonged Physical Literacy
Provide high quality opportunities and outcomes
Assist each individual to be the best they can be
Encourage community involvement and responsibility
Promote lifelong learning, active participation and competition
Raise achievement and support excellence.
Create a lasting legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

PE and sport have an important role to play in raising standards and narrowing the achievement gap. Research has shown how placing PE and sport at the heart of a broad and balanced curriculum can improve attendance, behaviour and attainment. PE and sport build self-esteem, teamwork and leadership skills.

The School Sports Partnership (SSP) have devised a set of sporting values that permeate teaching and learning, both in lessons and in after school/lunchtime clubs.

The values are:

Self belief

Sports Grant expenditure

Cotton End Primary School
Total number of pupils on roll in Year R-6:87
Amount Sports Grant received 2014-15 £8220.00

The funding received from Sports Grant has been allocated in the following ways

• High quality teaching of sport using sports specialist-Premier Sport Year R-5
• Subsidising After school club- open to whole school with Premier sport
• Providing swimming lessons- 6 week ½ hour lesson for KS2 pupils
• Funding provision of inter-school sports tournaments in Borough-KS1/2 pupils (membership of Bedford and Kempston SSP)
• Subsidising Dance club-open to whole school

Impact of Sports Grant expenditure
• All children accessing high quality sports coaching
• Supporting our Change for Life health initiative with increased exercise
• 13% increase in children attending sports club
• 26% pupil attendance at dance club

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Primary-PE-and-Sport-Premium 2015-16