Sports Premium Funding contributes to Joydens Wood Infant School’s aim of implementing an effective PE scheme of work that meets the curriculum overview to an outstanding level and ensures that all children will learn key progressive skills to develop their sporting talents in a variety of different topics. Our children will also learn what it means to keep active and healthy in their lifestyles, as well as improve their physical wellbeing. We ensure that it is used to sustain a rapid increase in high quality PE teaching and learning and that involvement in sport is high both in and outside of the curriculum. Over the past years we have employed a specialist teaching service to coach our team and transform our PE provision.
Tollo Academy provides bespoke Professional Development Training to all Teachers, upskilling all staff to enable them to successfully deliver a rich and balanced PE curriculum, delivering unique PE lessons that meet the following criteria:
- Effective differentiation
- Challenge all abilities of all pupils
- Progressive lessons
- Clear assessment opportunities
Tollo Academy have also contributed to the professional development of the school’s PE Lead, supporting them in: strategic planning, meeting the PE curriculum to a high standard, completing risk assessments and any other roles and responsibilities associated with leading the subject effectively across the school.
As well as a rich PE curriculum, the school also offers extra-curricular sports-based clubs 3x per week, which are aimed at the children’s interests, as well as targeted support for vulnerable pupils. These currently include: Sensory Circuits and BEAM (Balance Education and Movement). These interventions set children up for the day, improving their brain efficiency, allowing them to reach a level of alertness needed to concentrate during an activity. They also support children’s balance and movement, building upon their core strength as well as contributing to supporting their listening skills, effectively following instructions and improving their capacity to work well within a small team.