What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 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 headteachers 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 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.
How will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?
The Governors 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 staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.
Below we show how we intend to spend the sports funding during 2014/2015
Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PE.
The school has linked with the services of Wyre and Fylde Schools Sports Partnership to deliver PE lessons alongside our staff. This initiative will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6. Not only will the children benefit from being taught by a fully qualified member of the Wyre and Fylde Schools Sports Partnership, but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice and assisting in the PE lessons. We are able to do this as the school has purchased the support package through the Wyre Fylde and Sports Premium Offer which ensures we are utilising the lump sum offered by the Government in an effective way.
Providing places for pupils for after school sports clubs and holiday clubs.
Our school already offers a range of after school clubs, accessed by children from Key Stages one and two. These clubs will continue to run as before; however by investing in teacher training there will be even more after school activities provided as the school year progresses.
Year 3/4 mixed cricket
KS2 Girls football
Increasing participation in school sport.
As well as working in partnership with Wyre and Fylde Schools Sports Partnership, Miss Meredith our PE subject leader will be working harder than ever in promoting the children’s participation in team games.
Full details of the Grant can be accessed through the following link on the Department for Education Website.