In 2013, the DfE committed to providing additional funding to primary schools to improve the provision of physical activity (P.E.) and sport. Most schools receive £8,000 plus an additional £5 per pupil so, for the 2016/17 academic year, Woodford have received £9,768. The government has guaranteed this funding until 2020, meaning we are able to continue to improve our provision, benefitting children already at the school and the children who will join in future years.
Plymouth Schools Sports Partnership
Every year, we subscribe to the Plymouth Schools Sports Partnership (PSSP), a city-wide sports network. Subscription covers:
Professional development for staff, to improve the standard of PE delivered in our school
Weekly specialist sports teaching provided by Mrs Pullyblank from Heles.
Acess to the level 2 and 3 competitions organised by the PSSP
Use of trained Sports Leaders from Hele's who deliver extra-curricular clubs at Woodford. We've used the Sports Leaders for Dance, Netball and Multi-Skills clubs.
Use of PSSP coaches and equipment. We have had Kevin Sellars in to deliver Indoor Rowing coaching and we've visited Paul Roberts at Oreston Quay to do Bell-Boating.