What is Sports Premium?
The government announced funding to support the delivery of PE and School Sport. Through the previous success of the School Sports Partnership programme and a commitment to ensure continued high standards of delivery in PE and School Sport, there is a desire to continue to provide a coordinated level of support to enhance the delivery of PE and School Sport. The government funding is ring fenced only to be spent on sport. The outcome is to improve teaching and learning.
The aims of the new primary school sport funding are:
- To increase participation rates in such activities as games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and athletics
- To increase and have success in competitive school sports
- For the physical education curriculum become more inclusive
- To grow the range of provisional and alternative sporting activities
- To improve the partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners
- To improve links with other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement and their greater social, spiritual, moral and cultural skills
- To have greater awareness amongst pupils about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities that undermine pupils’ health
How much do we get?
Each school receives £8000 plus £5 per pupil for pupils in years 1-6. For our school this equates to approximately £8500.
How is it spent?
The aim of the funding is to improve the quality and breadth of our PE and sporting provision and to meet this criteria we have identified a number of key priorities which include; investing in continual professional development for our staff; increasing the competitive opportunities available to all pupils; working in partnership with other schools to share expertise and resources and offering new and varied sporting opportunities for our pupils.
How will we know it is working?
We will carry out half termly reviews on progress and audit and assess need. Individual pupils who may have been targeted for intervention will be assessed at the start of the programme and reviewed on a half termly basis.
|High quality PE Team Teaching / Curricular support for staff||Students to receive high quality delivery. Staff to receive training and support in areas of physical education identified within their PE action plan.||More lessons to be judged good or outstanding, increased confidence in staff.|
|Continual professional development||Staff skill set increased. Qualifications obtained.||Increased confidence in staff. Pupils having a great experience of physical education.|
|Competition programme||More young people participating in competitive opportunities. Increased range of competitions on offer||Increased understanding of winning and losing. Knowledge of the role of fair play and sportsmanship. Opportunities to develop|
|Out of school hours provision||More opportunities which are accessible to pupils and parents. New opportunities to target non team playing members||Understanding of requirement to establish lifelong participation in physical activity and school sport.|
|Gifted and Talented||Specialist training and support programme in place for pupils.||Raised standards in performance. Understanding of lifestyle management.|
|Delivering an inclusive curriculum||Specialist training and interventions in place to engage all pupils in physical activity. Change for Life embedded throughout whole school.||All young people engaged in physical activity Greater understanding of healthy lifestyle benefits|
The documents below show how we have spent the money we have received, what impact it has had and our plans for using the grant in the future.