Sports Funding

  At Argyle, we are committed to improving the health and fitness of every child.  As well as providing a stimulating Physical Education curriculum (in which every child receives teaching from a specialist sports coach) we strive to provide extra-curricular sports clubs for every child.  We believe that varied PE opportunities provide a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.

Each school will receive £8,000 funding for sporting activities plus an extra £5 per pupil. At Argyle, we received £9600 for the academic year of 2016-17

The Primary School Sports Funding paid for the academic year 2016 - 17 has enabled us to:

  • Employ specialist PE coaches to run and improve our after school clubs provision. The clubs allow children to improve their fitness levels as well as individual skills.
  • Provide a ‘Stay Fit Club’ during school time for children who are reluctant to take part in sports or perhaps need encouragement to adopt a healthier lifestyle. (This project was aimed at Years 4, 5 and 6.)
  • Fund Teaching Assistants to accompany, supervise and coach children for after-school sports competitions
  • Fund our annual subscription to the Camden Schools Sports Association

Impact

Active After School Clubs

The total amount of places taken up in active after schools clubs in the academic year of 2016 – 2017 was 138. 

Fitness club

The total amount of places taken up in the ‘Stay Fit’ lunchtime club during the academic year of 2016 – 2017 was 175. 

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Primary Sports Funding 2014-15

The Primary School Sports Funding paid for the academic year 2014-15 has enabled us to:

- Employ specialist PE coaches to run and improve our after school clubs provision. The clubs allow children to improve their fitness levels as well as individual skills.

- Provide motivating, stimulating and exciting sports clubs beyond the PE curriculum during ‘Argyle Citizens’ time.

- Continue to provide a Fitness Club during school time for children who are reluctant to take part in sports or perhaps need encouragement to adopt a more healthy lifestyle. (This project was initially rolled out in Year 4 and now consists of children in year 5 and 6.

- Improve the number of girls participating in sport through lunchtime and after school dance clubs, using specialist dance instructors.

- Fund Teaching Assistants to accompany, supervise and coach children for after-school sports competitions

- Fund our annual subscription to the Camden Schools Sports Association.

Impact

The total amount of places taken up in active after schools clubs in the academic year of 2012-13 was 223.  After receiving the sports funding for 2013-14 the amount of places taken up in active after school clubs was 268. In 2014-15, the continued sport funding allowed 259 children to take part in after school clubs.

The additional funding has enabled us to provide a broader range of active clubs after school. In 2014-15 we have been able to provide clubs such as Hockey Skills, PlayActive and Dance clubs to increase the number of children who might be interested in trying out new PE activities.

Furthermore, we have been able to provide additional active clubs during the school day to children in years 1 – 6. By making use of ‘Argyle Citizens’ time (where children are encouraged to learn new skills which are not currently part of the National Curriculum) we have been able to offer, Fencing, Lacrosse, Softball, Bench ball, Cricket, Yoga and Skipping during the school day.  In 2014 - 2015 we added Outdoor Activity, Cross Country, Dance and Fitness clubs to the Argyle Citizens club list.

In KS1 during 2014-15, a total of 204 Argyle Citizens club places were taken by children participating in an active Argyle Citizens club, while in KS2 during 2014-15, a total of 522 Argyle Citizens club places were taken by children participating in an active Argyle Citizens club (some children participated in more than one active Argyle Citizens Club).

Lastly, we have been able to capitalize on the increase focus on PE by entering a number of borough-wide PE leagues and tournaments. We placed competitively in the Camden Football League (where our girls were particularly successful), competed in the Camden Cross Country meet, the Camden Schools Dodgeball tournament and the Handball tournament.

The Primary School Sports Funding paid for the academic year 2015 - 16 (£9660) will enable us to:

  • Continue to employ specialist PE coaches to run after school clubs and ensure a high standard remains
  • Continue to provide motivation through stimulating and exciting sports clubs beyond the PE curriculum during ‘Argyle Citizens’ time.
  • Continue to provide a ‘Fitness Club’ during school for children who have been reluctant to take part in sports and to encourage them to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
  • Support Year 6 girls in improving skills in competitive sports, with a focus on dance.
  • Continue to increase participation in borough- and city-wide sports tournaments, activities and meets.