Primary School's Sports Funding 2017-18
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What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per anum to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. 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 head teachers 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.
Buying additional PE and sports resources
How will Barton St Lawrence be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?
The Governors, Headteacher and PE Subject Leader agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that participation in physical activity is increased; that resources are fit for purpose.
In 2017-2018, we received £8625 of Sports Funding. The money has been allocated as follows:
|Sports specialists/coaches. Used for running additional sports clubs and activities outside of school hours and for supporting class teachers in their delivery of PE and sport within the curriculum|
|Swimming lessons for an additional term each year||£1,400|
|Playground equipment for inclusive playtimes||£ 550|
The effect of the premium on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
The impact of this additional funding is evidenced by:
This year, we have continued to use high quality of coaches, to help strengthen the children’s skills, in dance, rugby, tennis, netball, football and hockey. These sessions have all taken place in curriculum time and has also included some after school clubs. The specialist coaches have helped to provide high quality teaching, which has enabled each child to progress at their own level.
Our school already offers a range of after school clubs, accessed by children from Key Stages one and two. We aim to maximise every opportunity to enable all children to participate in after school club provision.
We have used part of our funding to join the Garstang Sports Partnership and Preston Sports Council. This enables us to regularly take part in inter-school sporting activities including football, netball, rugby, tennis, swimming, athletics and inclusion events. We have continued to see a large percentage of our children included in these teams.
In addition to continuing to provide extra sports clubs, we have continued to make a commitment to developing physical skills from an early age. Teachers have continued to target younger children through extra-curricular clubs to continue to build up their knowledge, skills and understanding of specific sports and activities.
This year we have invested money to ensure we have high quality aid the teachers in delivering high quality P.E. lessons. We have invested in new footballs, rugby balls for KS1 and KS2 children. We have re-surfaced the trestle tables to ensure full safety in gymnastics sessions. We have purchased new tennis equipment including rackets, nets and line markings and we have also invested in new cricket equipment. To enhance our athletics lessons, we have also purchased new shot put, discus and hammer equipment.
How we will make sure that these improvements are sustainable