Sports Premium Funding
The Olympics in London in 2012 gave Britain a once in a lifetime opportunity to inspire a nation to enjoy sport and improve health and well-being.
The government wants to inspire the next generation of athletes and sports people by providing extra funding for Physical Education (P.E) in every primary school.
The sports funding aims to improve the quality of provision in every state primary school in England. Each school receives a lump sum with a top up per pupil. The money is ring fenced meaning we can only spend it on improving sport provision for our children.
As a school we have to decide how best to spend the fund ensuring it meets our school vision of:
Providing the BEST start for every child so that every child can be the BEST that they can be.
We have used the Sports Premium to:
- Improve the quality of our P.E teaching by providing specialist sports coaches to work alongside our team of teachers and teaching assistants.
- Increasing the number of sports related extra curriculum clubs we provide to inspire children to engage in sporting activities out of school.
- Widening our PE curriculum to include yoga and mindfulness activities.
- Improve the way we record children’s learning in PE and assess their progress.
- Increase every child’s daily physical activity during the school day by including a lunchtime walk, wake and shake in between learning sessions and daily yoga.
- Develop children’s understanding of how to live healthy lifestyles through our partnership working with Facts 4 Life and The Life Bus.
- Subsidise the cost of swimming for our Y2 children by funding the cost of specialist swimming coaches & life guards.
- Provide training and release time for our P.E leader who then shares her knowledge & expertise with all other staff.
- Improve the quality of PE resources and equipment.
- Become involved in sporting activities with children from other local schools.
The impact of this approach has been:
- An increase in the number of children attending extra curriculum clubs in school and taking part in sports activities out of school e.g. football, rugby, swimming, dance.
- Children are able to talk confidently and knowledgeably about how to live healthy lives.
- There is evidence in children’s learning journals of learning in P.E and this learning has been assessed including children’s self-assessment. Children can say what they are good at and what they would like to get better at.
- Our after school extra curriculum clubs are fully inclusive and are attended by children with SEND and from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- The mindfulness and yoga sessions have had a positive impact on children’s emotional well-being and behaviour.
- Observations of PE teaching shows increased teacher subject knowledge and skills e.g. using correct terminology and vocabulary and being clear when teaching key sills.
- Observations of PE lessons show that children are confident to take risks safely and challenge themselves. They can work together co-operatively and understand what it is to be a good team member.