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School Sport Funding:
"The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum 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.
Purpose of funding
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:
Sporting opportunities are actively encouraged and developed at Comberton and our children participate in weekly lessons, coaching sessions, after school clubs and a range of competitions.
Our school PE and sport development priorities are based on our school context and identified pupil need. These include:
• To increase the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity (including identified disadvantaged pupils).
• To increase the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
• To increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
• To broaden the experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
• To increase participation in competitive sport.
Please look at the attached documents that explain how much funding we have received, how we are spending it and what impact it is having on our school. This is a working document, so will be changing throughout the year.
We are delighted to announce that we have, again, been awarded the School Games Gold Award. This award recognises the sporting opportunities provided by the school through: after school clubs; house and inter-school competitions; activities provided at break and lunchtimes as well as offering staff training.
We have already organised our sporting calendar for this year and have a range of opportunities available—including our ‘Healthy Me' school project.
Sporting update 2016-17
It has been another ‘sporting’ year at Comberton and we have provided a range of opportunities for the children to participate in. Our after school sports clubs continue to be popular and we introduced netball and cheerleading along with our regular gymnastics, baby ballet, Change4Life and football. We have also been visited by various coaches including Kidderminster Harriers, Kidderminster Golf Club, Bewdley Tennis Club and Elements Dance company.
Events we’ve participated in have included: a Year 1 multi-skills festival at King Charles School; a Change4Life and World 5000m challenge event at Stourport Athletics Track; an orienteering festival; dance festival at Baxter College (Year 5); and an Archery Arrows event.
Alongside this, Mr T has been offering a range of activities before school and at break and lunchtimes to encourage the children to be active. Our Year 6 children have also worked alongside Kidderminster Harriers in their ‘healthy lifestyles’ program.
We continued our competition calendar and, along with our inter-house competitions, many of our sporting teams have competed against other local schools. We have participated in the Wyre Forest Primary Schools Netball League, a football league, cross country championships, a girls' football festival, and tag rugby tournaments. Our Year Quicksticks Hockey team also represented the Wyre Forest at the Worcestershire Winter Games, held at Worcester University. This event consisted of a range of sports and featured the ‘winning teams’ from local competitions-they even had their own opening ceremony.
In all of these events we have participated with determination and respect as well as acting as ambassadors for Comberton.
Huge congratulations to our Year 4 hockey teams who had great success in the Wyre Forest Schools Hockey Tournament held on Wednesday 16th November. Two Comberton teams participated in the tournament and both teams played in their respective group finals. One team narrowly lost, coming second in their section. The other team won their final (after extra time and penalty shoot out). All our players are to be congratulated for their skilful play and determined team-work.