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Primary School's Sports Funding

Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School's Sports Funding page.

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding for primary school PE and sport. The PE and sport premium funding can only be spent on this provision in schools. In 2017/18 it was £16,000 per school plus £10 per pupil. (£17200) In 2018/19 it will be £17200.

Purpose of funding

Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport in order to:

  • Develop or add to the PE and sports activities that the school already offers
  • Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvement’s made now will benefit pupils joining the school in later years

How will we be spending the Sports’ Funding and who will benefit?

  • All children benefit regardless of sporting ability and that all children are engaged in regular physical activity (30 minutes per day in school)
  • The profile of sport, healthy lifestyles and mental well being is improved for all. A well-being coordinator will lead this aspect of school life.
  • A broad range of sports are offered to all children – including new sports such as archery and tai chi
  • Children are given the opportunity to compete and participate in sport and physical activity beyond the school day
  • Staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development

Key achievements to date

  • Our school offers a range of before and after school clubs, accessed by all children.
  • Employed specialist sports coaches who will provide weekly lessons for all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6. Each week the coach will work with all children. Not only will the children benefit from being taught by coaches but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice teaching and assisting in the PE lessons. This has impacted on professional development for staff.
  • Enabled non swimmers to swim more regularly so that all children leaving KS2 leave with a good standard of swimming (see below)
  • Leadership of PE across the federation
  • Developed our playground so that there are increased activity levels
  • Added coaching for tournaments offering specialist teaching
  • Increased the school’s participation in School Games  
  • Increased access to tournaments and staffing to enable children to attend
  • Whole school and key stage walks
  • Developed ‘Playground Young Leaders’ programme to increase participation during lunchtimes and to enable children to be leaders in sport
  • Given training to lunchtime supervisors in order to maximise the activity levels of the children
  • Organised whole federation sports’ events each year e.g. Newport Stadium day, Paralympic Sports day, Sports days
  • Worked with the ‘Be the Best you can be’ foundation to inspire children through world class athletes training alongside the children and leading coaching sessions

How will we check its impact each year?

  • A named governor, the Head and PE coordinator, observe lessons, monitor the take up of clubs, and talk to children about PE as part of our school self-evaluation cycle
  • Our evidence base is shared with all staff via ‘Termly reports’
  • We will be linking this initiative to include ‘Healthy Lifestyles’ more widely, through our cookery club
  • Independent evaluation of our plans will be undertaken by our school advisor who will report to the governing body

Please click here for the full report which includes data on swimming and our action plan