As a fitting legacy of the very successful 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Government provided extra funding to schools to enhance sports provision. This funding, jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, has been utilised to improve the quality of PE for children and to help them to develop healthy lifestyles.
Each school received £8000, plus £5 per pupil on role in January 2016. This was allocated in two payments in November 2016 and July 2017. Corpus Christi School received £8,925
For the school year 2017 to 2018 school s will receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. The allocation for Corpus Christi is £17,890.
At Corpus Christi we strongly value the place of PE in the curriculum. We recognise its intrinsic importance to the physical and emotional development of children. In addition to the obvious physical health benefits provided by regular exercise, the pupils learn important lessons about choosing healthy lifestyles.
Regular activity also contributes to higher levels of concentration, focus and motivation. These academic benefits are enhanced through improved social interaction, cooperation and a positive sense of identity. Pupils develop team skills and leadership qualities, building the confidence and energy to succeed in all areas of their life.
We use our funding to provide a range of opportunities, including part funding of our additional PE teacher who delivers high quality PE lessons, supports other staff and facilitates a range of out of hours opportunities. We access a range of programmes including Change for Life, and we attend regular competitions through engagement with the Middlesbrough School Partnership network.