The Government provides funding each year to schools for sports, this is called our sports premium funding. This funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport.
The money allocated to our school is to be spent on improving the quality of sport, physical activity and physical education (PE) for all our children. The sport funding can only be spent on this provision in our school. This funding must be used for the benefit of all our primary-aged pupils, so that they develop healthy active lifestyles.
We have the freedom to choose how we do this, possible uses for the funding include:
· hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when
· new or additional 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
Intended Spending of Sport Premium
Our allocation for this financial year (Apr 2018-March 2019) is £17,450
Our planned expenditure for this current year is as follows:
Sports Lead working on core skills : £5980
Outdoor education: £2650
Additional bought in services (Freddie Fit & Dance): £1020
Staff development and training (REAL PE) : £1295
Extra curricular club (Zumba): £1368
Extra curricular field activities: £1026
Outdoor country park learning/hikes: £2028
Contribution towards field adventure play: £2500
Total planned expenditure : £17,867
We are continuing to sustain our current provision and introduce some new developments during this financial year. Here is our Sports Premium Strategy for developing our current provision this year....
Impact of Sports Premium
We spent £8880 on sports last year. Our key aims were to continue to increase the level of skill that that children had, to improve the quality of teaching in PE, ensure the PE curriculum was broad and balanced. The impact of the spending is as follows:
- Teachers feel supported and are more able to deliver lessons that are at least good
- There is a clear skills profession within lessons and across year groups
- Pupils engagement and enjoyment within PE lessons has increased
- During pupil interviews, the childrens' feedback was positive, highlighting their enjoyment of learning new skills across a broad range of disciplines.
- There is a broader range of lessons, enabling the childrens' skill level to increase within a variety of disciplines.