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 teaching PE
· new or additional sport clubs paying for professional development opportunities in
· providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in
PE/sport running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school
· buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
Intended Spending of Sport Premium
Our allocation for this financial year (Apr 2019-March 2020) is £17,790
Our planned expenditure for this current year is as follows:
Yoga Teacher working 12 hours per week (x13 weeks) on Yoga: £2730
Staff Development and Training: £2700
Sport Lead coordinating and leading extra-curricular activities: £2985
Outdoor Education: £2000
Oldham Athletic : £2000
Affiliation to sports partnerships: £750
Transportation to community sporting events £300
Playground enhancements: £3500
Enhancing Early Years physical activity resources: £600
Total planned expenditure: £17,565
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 £17,903 on sports last year. Our key aims were to introduce inter-school sports matches, continue to increase the level of skill that that children had and improve the quality of teaching in PE. 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 strategy in place for teaching physical education that is progressive and leads to better outcomes.
- Participation in sports clubs continues to be high
- Children are engaging with other pupils from schools within the locality, applying taught skills and fostering a culture of team comradery and competition
- Pupils engagement and enjoyment within PE lessons has increased
- There is an increase in the percentage of children reaching the expected level for physical development
- Our school has achieved the Gold Sports Mark for our commitment in promoting active healthy life styles, participation for all in a wide variety of sports and playing sports with other schools in our local community.
- School continues to be well resourced both for PE lessons and playtimes
- By the end of Year 3, 26 out of 30 children could swim at least a length.
- Most children had moved on from basic swimming skills by the end of the year and were practising other skills such as treading water.
- A handful of very able swimmers were practising life-saving skills by the end of the year.