What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing sports funding for primary schools of £450 million over the three academic years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17. 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 head teachers 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. At St Andrew’s Methodist Primary School, this funding will equate to approximately £9000 per year.
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.
How will we be spending the Sports Funding?
Our 2015/16 allocation is £8880. This sports premium money will allow us to further strengthen the quality of our PE lessons and widen the opportunities available to children in lessons and at play times. We want to encourage them to lead healthy lifestyles.
How funding was spent in 2015-2016
Sports Premium Funding Focus 2015/2016
Impact of Funding
To continue to deliver high quality Continuous Professional Development for teachers in PE.
Wigan FA have worked alongside year 3-6
Man United coaches worked with year 5 & 6.
Sports coach to deliver session that have been identified as gaps in teacher CPD
All years will receive a half term working alongside a professional gymnastics coach.
These specialists will give teachers copious ideas of how to improve their own practice and deliver exciting and engaging PE lessons.
To provide children with the opportunities to represent the school at a inter school competitions.
We have used the premium to pay our entry fees into the Salford Schools Cross Country Competition, Worsley netball league and to pay for competitions with Premier sports. This will allow us to enter all the children who are interested into a competitive sporting event. This will help with their fitness and give children a chance to compete against children from across the city.
To contribute towards the cost of new EYFS outdoor play equipment.As the old obstacle course was rotting this has given us chance to replace/update the equipment. This has seen to develop children’s balance skills and promote confidence. We have also seen a rise in safe risk taking.
Increase the number of clubs offered to children and the varietyAfter school clubs offered:
- Dodge Ball
- Story Based soccer – (an introduction to football for EYFS)
This saw a small rise in pupils attending the clubs and different children (with differing abilities) too.
Since the sports grant, we have focused on raising the attainment of physical ability across the school. Specialist coaches are used for targeting year groups where the physical ability has been assessed as below expectation. We are looking at increasing the number of children who can achieve in sport but also provide a positive sporting atmosphere so children are encouraged to take part regardless of their ability. Providing a range of different sports introduced to the children has seen an increase in the numbers of children taking part in extra-curricular clubs and also a raise in the attainment of PE.
At St. Andrew’s, we provide a range of different activities and the specialist coaches are targeting areas of sport where the teachers have less experience delivering particular lessons. The teachers are present during the lessons the coaches are delivering and with this we hope to improve the knowledge of our teachers in the delivery of different sports. Taking this approach is ensuring that our results and improvements to how sport is taught at St. Andrew’s remain sustainable for the foreseeable future.
Academic Year 2016 – 2017
Our allocation is £8898, this sports premium money will allow us to further strengthen the quality of our PE lessons and also widen the opportunities available to children in lessons and at play times and encourage them to lead healthy lifestyles.
How we are planning to spend the funding in 2016-2017.
Sports Premium Funding Focus 2016/2017
Impact of Funding
To deliver high quality Continuous Professional Development for teachers in PE continuing with gaps in teachers knowledge.
Engaging children in physical activities during playtimes/lunch time provision
Replace/see where gaps our in our PE resources/equipment. Working with coaches to see what resources we would need to carry out the sessions without them.
Increase the number of pupils attending our after school clubs.
This is just the beginning of the investment we are making into school sport. Over the next five years we will continue to invest the school sports premium into high quality teaching and resources for PE across the school and into the school grounds. At St. Andrew’s our aim for this funding is that there is a legacy after the funding stops. It is imperative that it is used in a way that demonstrates long term impact. We are hoping that effective professional development in physical education will fulfil this aim.