What is the Sports Premium Grant?
The Government has provided additional funding for primary schools since 2013 in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport. This funding comes from the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport.
The funding can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. We are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupil progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sports provision alongside curriculum details.
How much money do we receive?
All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil.
We receive £9000 per year.
How do we decide what to spend it on?
Our rationale for the use of Sports Premium funding, which has been agreed by the Governors is that we must use it so that:
- all children should benefit regardless of their sporting ability
- staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development
- children have opportunities to compete in tournaments and events with other schools
- we build up a partnership with other schools and clubs
- some activities and clubs may be subsidised so that pupils have opportunities eg clubs, swimming
How are we spending this money?
In the Autumn Term we spent money on a Sports Coach Teaching Assistant to lead a weekly Games lesson for every KS1 & 2 class. This is currently being reviewed. In the Spring Term our clubs will be lead by some of our Teaching Assistants, many of whom have expertise in this area.
Indoor PE lessons are planned by class teachers and supported by class Teaching Assistants.
Planning is developed and is built on so that this is a lasting legacy.
- continued membership of the Woking Area Sports Partnership (WASPS)
- supporting and engaging pupils through new of additional sports clubs
- raising the profile of sport and fitness through additional school events (whole school Cross Country event, Girls Football Tournament)
- increasing the amount of competitive sport in which our children participate and encouraging more pupils to enter
- making links to other community sports providers- encouraging pupils to join out of school sports clubs
- increasing staffing at lunchtimes so that training can be scheduled and all pupils have access to better equipment
- encouraging our children to improve their leadership skills through sport-through sports leaders
- developing intra-school competitions
- setting up an increased number of successful lunchtime and afterschool clubs
Do you evaluate this spending?
We will evaluate the impact of the funding as part of a regular evaluations and through pupil voice. We will look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. We aim to increase the activity of all children in school, in particular reluctant children. We have already seen an increase in the numbers of pupils entering events and joining clubs.
Measuring the impact of the activities provided with sports premium funding can be achieved in different ways. We will look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. Assessments are made both formally and informally using our school assessment systems as well as feedback from staff and visitors to the school. We will also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE.
Anne Tucker & Elaine Bloxham (Sports Co-Ordinators)