Our school sports funding 2015/16 was spent on increasing the range of sports our children experienced at school with an emphasis on children ‘tasting’ a range of less common school sports such as archery, golf, curling and basketball. This has seen an increase in the % of children who enjoy P.E. in school to 96%. We have increased the pe and physical activity resources in school and these are used in after school clubs. The federation cup has meant more children have taken part in competitive sports than ever before. We have also seen a perceived increase in fitness levels and governors have asked for more detailed evidence of this
For 16/17 our action plans will build on these participation levels and the range of sports and physical activities our children engage with and extend them further to ensure we compete with more schools beyond the federation in a wider range of sports than the current/traditional football and netball.
We are also alarmed to read the data included in the governments ‘Childhood Obesity – a plan for action’ [August 2016] and ‘Young. Active. Healthy. – Towards an Active Derbyshire [August 16] which both detail the unacceptably high levels of inactive, overweight children in this area and the country.
Our Sports Plan for 2016/17 intends to play our part in addressing this.