School Sports Premium
Following the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games the Government has provided funding for schools to secure a significant and lasting legacy for the children. The aim is to develop an enjoyment of sport and physical activity, and to promote a healthy lifestyle in children from an early age.
The funding is calculated by the number of primary aged children between the ages of 5 and 11 years. All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils received a lump sum of £16,000 plus a premium of £10 per pupil. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of P.E. and sport in schools.
Aims for our School Sports Premium
- For all children to enjoy and benefit from high quality P.E. opportunities, regardless of sporting ability.
- Some activities may be subsidised so that pupils do not miss out due to financial constraints.
- To make use of collaborative and partnership working.
- For all children to have the opportunity to participate in out of school hours sports activities.
- To raise the profile of sports and to promote a healthy lifestyle.
How we spent the school Sports Premium 2016-17
- Employed a specialist sports coach 1 day per week, to team teach with our class teachers in order to enhance their skills and to raise the profile of PE across the school.
- Provided after school sports clubs with specialist PE coaches.
- Purchased PE equipment.
- Paid for 2 members of staff to be PE co-ordinators. These members of staff will be responsible for raising the profile of PE in the school, as well as organising sports events.
- Paid for our inclusion in the Sports Collective, which gives us access to PE training, events and sports leagues across the Borough.
- Paid for transport to and from Sports events so that children of parents who work or do not have transport are still able to take part.
Impact of the School Sports Premium
The impact of the sports premium is clear for all stakeholders to see: the school has had teams in the Borough football and netball leagues and over 90% of children have taken part in sports activities and tournaments over the past year, with more events planned. Next year, we aim to take part in even more matches with local schools and for every pupil to take part in at least one event during school time or after school. Pupils are able to take part in quality sporting activities both in and out of school time. Children are enthusiastic about sport and all pupils have the opportunity to take part in events. Disadvantaged pupils have equal opportunities in sports and are never excluded because of financial restraints. The school is now very close to achieving the silver School Games award.
The school is committed to ensuring that those pupils who have not yet taken up the opportunities are encouraged to do so, through discussions with parents and class teachers.