The Education Funding Agency is providing additional funding to each school to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school head teachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
Funding for schools is calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 4 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools’ census. This year, Lime Tree Primary will receive £19,490.
Our lunchtime assistants run sporting activities such as hula hoop, racket games, ball games.
Our PE teacher runs PE lessons/activities during the children's lunch break.
The school's aim is for all children, by the time they reach Year 6, to swim competently and proficiently over a distance of 25 metres, and to be able to use a range of strokes in order for them to be safe in the water.
Year 4 normally takes part in swimming lessons at Kingfisher Leisure Centre during the Summer term. The sessions are for 10 weeks and last half an hour. The children are streamed dependant on ability: beginner, intermediate and advanced and assessed by the pool instructor.
****Due to the current situation with Coronavirus and the closure of Kingfisher Leisure Centre it may not be possible to hold lessons this academic year but we will keep parents updated****
Please click on the below link to find out swimming percentages for the Year 6 2018/2019:
****Unfortunately due to the current situation the school was unable to hold swimming lessons in 2020****
As part of our healthy body ethos, children in Year 1 to Year 6 take part in a skipping workshop every half term, where all children learn a new skipping skill. We celebrate the success of the children at the end of each academic year with a skipping assembly in the playground demonstrating excellent talents across each year group.
Tournaments and Kingston School Sports Partnership (KSSP)
The Kingston School Sports Partnership (KSSP) provides access to competitions in which pupils can compete against other schools within the borough. We have increased the number of competitions, the school has entered and therefore increased the number of children who have accessed these events. In addition, the funding has been spent to allow staff to support children, and the cost of travelling to and from the events.
Within the academic year the school organises and runs a sport day for Reception to Year 6, held at Kings Meadow Sports Stadium, Kingston. The children have access to a variety of track and field events. Funding is spent on hiring the facility alongside transport to and from the facility. Sports day develops a sense of friendliness among the children and develops their team spirit. It helps children to develop mental and physical toughness.
Providing places for pupils for an after school club
Our school offers a wide range of before and after school clubs, accessed by children throughout the school. These clubs are provided by members of our staff alongside other commercially-run clubs provided by outside specialists. The Sports Funding Grant will continue to be used to fund places for children to engage in physical activity throughout the school and promote life-long healthy attitudes. This has helped increase physical activity participation levels.
Proper equipment is essential for the teaching of the PE curriculum and extra-curricular clubs to be delivered effectively. The school will replace and add equipment where necessary.
Supply cover to allow the release of PE co-ordinator
Supply cover teachers have allowed the PE co-ordinator to be released in order to plan, upskill through continued professional development courses and implement actions across the school. This also covers costs to release staff to accompany children to events.