Activity: Football

Provider: Dartford District Schools FA
Duration: Whole academic year
Total cost: £4875

Rationale

  • An annual affiliation with Dartford District FA/Dartford FC.
  • Provides the pupils at Milestone Academy an opportunity to learn basic football skills through weekly coaching sessions led by qualified football coaches.
  • Provides pupils with the opportunity to participate in district events and friendly matches against local schools.
  • Encourages participation from all pupils, including girls whose participation may be lower.

Justification

  • To increase participation in competitive sport.
  • For all pupils to be able to engage in regular physical activity.
  • To broaden the range of sports and activities that all pupils can experience.
  • To forge links with a wider range of external sports clubs.

Impact on Pupils

  • Pupils developed their football skills through having weekly lessons with qualified football coaches.
  • Pupils further developed their gross motor skills.
  • Participation in friendly football matches with other local skills so developing their social and teamwork skills.
  • Opportunities to learn and understand about teamwork and how to follow rules fairly.
  • Supported pupil’s understanding of discipline.

Activity: Gymnastics

Provider: Beaming Stars
Duration: Whole academic year
Total cost: £10,423.12

Rationale

  • A team of qualified gymnastics coaches are able to deliver 7.5 hours of gymnastics sessions and specialist dance to classes in Early Years, Phase 1 and Phase 2.
  • These sessions provide the pupils with regular opportunities to improve their basic agility, balance and coordination, with professionally trained staff.
  • It provides pupils with a regular fun and engaging activity which is suited to their needs, allowing them to access activities they may have been unable to previously.
  • Provides opportunities to join a club out of school to encourage pupil participation.

Justification

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity.
  • To broaden the range of sports and activities that all pupils can experience. 
  • To support and involve the least active children.
  • To forge links with a wider range of external sports clubs.

Impact on Pupils

  • Development of  gymnastics and dance skills through having regular gymnastics sessions with qualified gymnastics coaches.
  • Further opportunities to develop their gross motor skills.
  • Ensured students in all curriculum pathways had access to regular PE to improve physical development. 
  • Allowed  pupils the opportunity to develop their fine motor skills especially for the least active children.
  • Allowed pupils the opportunity to improve their coordination, balance and basic agility by having regular sessions with qualified gymnastics coaches.
  • Allowed all pupils the opportunity to participate in gymnastics and dance sessions that are engaging and fun as well as being suitably differentiated for their specific needs.
  • Gave pupils opportunities to work individually and in differing group sizes and helps them develop the skills of working appropriately with others.

PE and Play Equipment

Total cost: £2,351.88

Duration: Whole academic year

Rationale

  • To provide structured playtime opportunities across early years, phase 1 and phase 2 classes across the school and satellite provisions
  • To ensure each class has enough resources to provide extra PE activities within the curriculum.
  • To allow staff to engage in positive playtime activities to reduce incidents of behaviour.

Justification

  • To provide opportunities for staff to engage with structured play opportunities during playtimes.
  • To provide a proactive means of avoiding behaviour issues by engaging young people in active play and ensuring they are kept occupied at playtimes.
  • To provide Primary phases with enough resources to ensure classes can provide extra PE activities within the curriculum and also extra curricular. 
  • The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.

Impact on Pupils

  • More staff and student positive interaction at playtimes.
  • Each phase now has a box of equipment which is being used each playtime providing engaging activities and resources in order to structure playtimes better
  • Less incidents of behaviour during play times due to positive engagement in activities.