What is the Sports Premium?
The Sports Premium is additional funding from the Government to help improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. It is also for improving the health and wellbeing of primary pupils.
How will we be spending the Sports Premium funding?
We believe in a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all and encourage collaboration and partnership working to make the best use of resources and enhance PE and sport provision in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils. We have carried out an audit of the current provision for PE and School Sport audit and from this have developed our Sports Premium plan.
Our aims for the use of Sports Premium funding are to:
- increase all children’s enjoyment of being physically active, regardless of sporting ability
- increase participation levels in PE with the aim of lifelong participation in physical activities and sports, and
- to raise standards and achievement throughout the school.
With the above aims in mind our plans for the use of the Sports Premium include:
- celebrating and sharing pupils’ achievements on the School Website and through Celebration Assemblies, to raise the profile of PE and sport.
- developing the PE curriculum further to provide pupils with the confidence to try new activities as well as enhance their existing skills in a diverse range of physical activities and environments.
- responding to pupil voice and offering an extensive range of extra-curricular PE and physical activity clubs across the year, at subsidised rates, to increase the number of pupils taking part
- giving the children opportunities to visit sporting venues to inspire them, and to try sports activities that they may not otherwise experience
- increasing the number of community clubs the school has links with and increase the number of pupils that are part of them.
- increasing the opportunities children have to take part in Intra-school competitions across the year through termly House Team competitions in a range of sporting activities
- continuing to participate in local, district and county competitions and tournaments, giving the children the chance to compete at different levels as members of the local Sports Partnership and Youth Sports Trust.
- increasing subject knowledge and confidence in teaching PE and sporting activities through professional development of school staff
- involving pupils fully in assessment; in identifying and celebrating their achievements, as well as identifying their next steps.
- ensuring all pupils receive two hours or more of timetabled high quality PE each week.
- increasing physical activity during play and lunchtimes (even during wet weather) by training pupils as Play leaders, developing the role of the adult Play leader and teaching children about making healthy lifestyle choices (including the Fit4Fun programme).
- continuing to invest in equipment and apparatus to support children’s development and progress, and to encourage pupils to be more physically active.
What is the Impact of the Sports Premium?
As this is the first year of Sports Premium, we will evaluate impact to date at the end of the academic year.
Expected impact so far is:
- increased opportunities for all of our pupils to access a wider variety of PE and Sports
- increased opportunity to develop the competitive element of sports and the skills of sportsmanship
- increased opportunities for our pupils with sporting talents to train and compete with pupils with similar skills
- improved pupil understanding of the importance of keeping fit and healthy and ways that they can improve their health and fitness.
- pupils who are fitter, healthier and are motivated to continue to participate in a healthy, active lifestyle.