P.E. and Sport Premium 2015-2016 /2016-17
How we spent last year’s P.E. and Sport Premium:-
Swimming is an extremely beneficial physical activity and skill for most of the primary children at Newman School. It is particularly valuable for children who spend time in their wheelchairs as it facilitates supported freedom of movement.
In order that as many children as possible can swim each week, we employ three additional staff on swimming day. This is necessary as many children need considerable support with changing, including hoisting from wheelchairs to changing bed to pool. All children with a history of seizures must be observed/supported 1:1. This additional staffing has been possible because of the P.E. and Sport Premium.
New Velcro connecting mats were purchased to enable children to be active safely in the hall. Some children are hoisted onto this hygienic, padded surface to move as they are able and access a range of appropriate equipment. Ambulant children can, for example run and roll safely.
Large, dance studio mirrors were purchased to help children who have challenges with proprioception, for example unaware of when their hands are stretched up above their heads. The children can now watch themselves hold positions and copy movements.
A smaller proportion of the funding has been used to employ the extra staff needed, and to pay for transport to Sport events with other schools.
P.E. and Sport Premium Allocation for the current academic year is £8,100.
We intend to continue to use the Sport and P.E. Premium to staff swimming during 2016-2017.
Since there are no major outlays on equipment in 2016-2017 we shall also use the funding to enable children to get to more Sports events where they can participate with children from other special and mainstream schools. This will give the opportunity for our children to work, play and socialise with other children with a range of cognitive and physical abilities and challenges.