Primary School's Sports Funding
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What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding’, in 2015/16 the school received £8608 and in 2016/17 we estimate this to be £8590. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Purpose of funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding include:
- hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
- paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
- providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
- running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
- buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
- providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.
How will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?
The Governors agree that the money must be used so that:
- All children benefit regardless of sporting ability
- Children are given the opportunity to compete and participate in PE beyond the school day
- Staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development
What have we done?
- Employed a specialist sports coach who will provide weekly lessons for all children. This will include invasion games, gymnastics, striking and fielding games and more. This initiative will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6. Each week the coach will work with all children, attending every Wednesday and Thursday throughout the academic year 2016-2017. Not only will the children benefit from being taught by Mr Hickman but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice and assisting in the PE lessons
- Employed a specialist sports coach who will provide weekly CPD for all staff
- Our school already offers a range of before and after school clubs, accessed by all children. This year we have increased the number of sports clubs – KS1 Multiskills, tag rugby, netball, football/girls football, hockey, fencing, lacrosse and dance. These clubs will take place during and after school.
- Provided increased access to paid participation in sport via our dance club and through signposting families to other providers
- Enabled non swimmers to swim more regularly so that all children leaving KS2 can swim a length
- The coach will prepare children for tournaments offering specialist teaching
- Introduced a Playground Young Leaders programme to increase participation during lunchtimes
How will we check its impact?
- A named governor, the Head and PE coordinator will be monitoring take up of clubs, observing lessons, talking to children about PE
- 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