The Government is spending over £450,000,000 on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 4 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 .2016 to 2017. This extra funding is allocated directly to primary headteachers.Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
This means that you should use the premium to:
- develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
- make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
For the year 2016/2017 the school received £8,512.00.
This amount is based on the number of pupils in our school. The money will be allocated in different ways to enhance learning and to have a sustainable impact on our pupils. So far this school year the funding is allocated to:
Maths of the day £450 - This is an initiative to encourage mathematics through PE. The scheme encourages children to have a daily exercise challenge with a mathematical base.
Super Star Sports Festival Days £2,500 - This year we are working in partnership with Super Star Sports. Throughout the year 5 special sports festival days will be provided with qualified and specialist sports coaches, to give our pupils a high quality of sports provision.
Gymnastics £1,000 is to be spent to up skill all teachers to teach gymnastics to their own classes. Specialised training and literature will be purchased to enable this to have an impact on our pupils.
Mental Maths through Darts £550 spent on dart boards and stands. This incentive is a lunch time club set up to encourage children to use mental maths as they calculate scores in darts competitions.
Mile a day track £3,200 is allocated to help with the funding of a new running track that will be fitted around the edge of the field. This track is to enable us to put a mile a day programme into practice.
For the year 2015/2016 the school received £8,465.00.
This funding was spent in many ways to enhance sporting abilities, well being and to develop physical and mental health. We also used it to provide competitive opportunities for all of our pupils.
These are the ways that the funding was spent:
Chelsea Festival Days £2,000 funded six Chelsea FC Festival days throughout the year providing opportunities for all pupils to compete within the school setting and with an opportunity to use newly developed skills.
Minibus for competitive sporting events transport £1,500 Contributing towards costs of the school minibus, enabling participation in a range of competitive sporting events including football matches and tournaments,netball fixtures and a swimming gala among other events.
P.E Equipment £2,000 the funding paid for new P.E equipment to enhance learning. New netball skirts and bibs, netballs, footballs, goal posts and a new Spordas giant goal for the younger children are amongst the equipment purchased.
Maths of the day £450 Subscription to Maths of the Day to promote and provide a link between physical development and mathematical development in an engaging and kinaesthetic way.
Forest School Training £1.600 Part of our outdoor adventure PE is through Forest School Sessions. We have trained an additional two members of staff to lead Forest School sessions. The impact of this has increased regular access to forest schools work for all pupils. The benefits of Forest Schools are wide ranging. Please see the separate section on our website for more details.
For the year 2014/2015 the school received £8,465.00
This funding was spent in many ways to enhance sport in our school. This year the school will be funding swimming for every Keystage 2 child in the school. Each child will receive 5 weeks swimming tuition at Clearview Virgin Active Health club. As well as funding the lesson and pool hire the funds will help to pay all transport costs. By providing this, each child will be given the opportunity to progress to swimming 25 metres.
As a result of the swimming lessons, many children in our school can now swim 25metres, which is a National Curriculum requirement. Some of these children could not swim at all, so this is a great achievement for the school and the sports premium funding. To ensure these results continue throughout Keystage 2, for years to come, we have ensured swimming lessons continue in the same way.
The money will also fund Premier Sport Education services. This is an independent outside sport provider giving children in Key Stage 2 a year`s coaching in Street dance and Gymnastics. This specialist tuition will ensure good progress is made in these areas in the P.E National Curriculum and extend the ability of all children in these areas.
Funding will pay for new P.E equipment that is needed to enhance learning. New netball posts, footballs, goal posts and small rubber balls for the younger children are amongst the equipment purchased.
The impact of the Sports Premium funds has meant we have been able to take part in many more inter school events. The lease of the mini bus with the funds, has given the school, transport to swimming lessons,forest school outside learning and transport to competitive competitions.