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Discovery Academy

MacIntyre Academies

PE and Sports Premium

Allocation and Impact of PE and Sports Premium funding

The funding for the Physical Education curriculum has predominantly been used to introduce new sports and activities to our youngest students to increase participation and engagement. This is allocated to Discovery to support the physical development and health of our primary aged learners – Years 5 and 6.

Funding has been used in many areas such as tennis, judo and street dance where qualified coaches have worked with staff to introduce students to new and different sports to learn and develop new skills whilst maintaining enjoyment.

2019-20 Money received £11,000

The KS2 timetable continues to work well, with PE both on and off site. A number of our younger learners have accessed horse riding on a Wednesday morning at the Galley Common centre for riding for the disabled.

Forest Schools has become embedded into our routines and we have trained more staff. Two more at Level 3 (£1,600) and a first aid course. We are midst developing an outdoor learning area on our field with space for fires, yoga, archery and mindfulness. We have obtained 400 saplings to boost the forestation from the woodland trust and hope to grow our own veg.

Off site Years 5 and 6 continued with Forest Schools and Boxing before the Covid lockdown.

On site they have attended rugby with the Wasps community coaching programme. In addition, we have funded equipment for Dodgeball, Basketball and Badminton. The playground was marked out for football and basketball to enhance the purchase of goals / hoops financed through a charitable trust donation.