In 2013, the DfE committed to providing additional funding to primary schools to improve the provision of physical activity (PE) and sport. Most schools receive £16,000 plus an additional £10 per pupil; for the 2019/20 academic year, Woodford have received £20,010. 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.
At Woodford, we have always been very committed to PE and sport. In addition to curriculum PE, we run a wide range of sporting clubs and activities and take children to numerous events across the county. The evidence of our success can be seen in both participation numbers and in the success of many of our sporting teams.
You can see some of our recent sporting achievements, as well as our current and past action plans, which monitor our spending, below:
Every year, we subscribe to the Plymouth Schools Sports Partnership (PSSP),
which is a city-wide sports network. Subscription covers:
In addition to PSSP membership, Woodford also has a partnership with Premier Sports, who have been employed to provide one day a week of coaching for staff and children, and Argyle Community Trust’s Primary Stars Provision. Both partnerships ensure that each Year group will receive at least two terms of high quality coaching in a variety of physical activities each year from specialist coaches. They also ensure that children in both Key Stages at Woodford have access to a wide range of extra-curricular clubs.
For more information about each of these partnerships, click on the links below: