Examples of delivering dance through the PE and Sport Premium funding

Read how Tom Hobden, Artistic Director of UNIT, has used the sports premium to build long-term relationships with schools by embedding dance into the curriculum and up-skilling the classroom teacher.

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Find out about how a local network of artists and organisations in Cornwall are using technology to help primary schools with their dance provision.

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Debbie Mitchell, a dance specialist, is delivering dance in primary schools across the Lincoln area, due to growing demand.

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In Newcastle Upon Tyne, a cluster of  schools each use part of their PE and Sport Premium to employ a full-time PE dance specialist teacher.

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Find out how an arts organisation and an Higher Education Institution are offering a programme to primary schools to fulfil the requirements for the PE and Sports Premium funding.

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NOCTURN works with a number of primary schools blending contemporary dance, technology and enquiry across the Thames Valley area.

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Jump, Start, Move has worked with a number of primary schools delivering various packages of dance CPD across London and South Yorkshire.

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Cape Primary uses the PE and Sports Premium funding to try and ensure their children are more active more of the time. The PE and Sports Premium funding has also been used to support and upskill the teaching staff in dance.

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In 2017-18, Shobana Jeyasingh Dance created, developed and led a year-long contemporary dance residency at Goodrich Community Primary school, one of Southwark’s biggest state primary schools with a mixed student intake. We were keen to develop and broaden children’s knowledge and appreciation of contemporary dance and deepen the company’s work in this field.

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In light of the Covid-19 restrictions at Belmont wanted to ensure that all pupils received the dance element of the PE curriculum. The sessions were funded by Sports Premium funding. They decided to deliver dance in a different way, allowing each class to access the hall for an entire day. They invited Claire Pring, a lead dance specialist and Royal Opera house ambassador, to deliver the dance sessions.

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