Over the last three years, Whitemoor has benefited from the Primary PE and Sport Premium, which forms part of the government's 'Olympic Legacy' from the 2012 games. Most schools in the city spend this funding on coaches from the local authority/private firms, however, here at Whitemoor we employed a specialist PE teacher years before the premium was introduced; handing us the opportunity to find further ways to provide our children with a legacy of inspirational PE and sport.
Our intention has been to target the money on the following areas: an additional PE specialist teacher to deliver lessons alongside the class teacher; professional development courses to enhance teaching of PE and sport; maintaining our commitment to inter school competitions within Nottingham City; and to purchase equipment which will have longevity e.g. gymnastic apparatus.
For a much more detailed breakdown of how the funding has been spent, and evaluations of its impact, please see the dropdown menu under the Olympic Legacy tab. The portfolio referred to in the evaluation documents is on display outside the school office. We have also worked with local filmmaker Adam Pepper to produce the movie 'Legacy' – a showcase of some of the outcomes from our highly effective premium spending. Below are the two sections of this video; we hope you enjoy watching them.
Winning Nottingham City's award for 'most physically active school' four years ago, and being shortlisted for the Nottinghamshire 'Sporting School of the Year' award twice, has encouraged us to constantly strive for outstanding PE and sport experiences for all children – evidenced by us becoming the first school in Nottingham (Primary, Secondary and Special) to receive School Games Gold Kitemark status (2013/14). Further proof of this was provided when we became the first school or college in Nottinghamshire to be awarded with the Association for PE 'Quality Mark' at distinction level (2015/16). In more recent times we have been awarded Healthy Schools status, as well as another School Games Gold Award (2016/17).