1. What is the Sports Premium?
The government provides funding to provide new and substantial primary school sport. The funding is provided by the Department for Education and will see money going directly into primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
In academic year 2016/17 each school received £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil. However the DfE have recently announced that the premium will double for Academic 2017/18. This money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
2. Purpose of the funding
All schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how to do it. We recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of our children. We also believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum supplemented with high quality extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.
3. How we plan to use the money?
The money will be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability. We will continue to place a high priority on our PE provision and, as such, will continue to invest in additional staffing and resources to further enhance the PE curriculum as well as extra-curricular sports and after schools clubs.
Provision of professional sports coaches and specialist P.E. teacher
To deliver PE sessions including tennis, basketball, hockey, running (specifically cross country), cricket and dance. These sports coaches come into school at least once per week and work across key stage two to deliver quality sports tuition as well as encouraging engagement in new sports. They also work regularly alongside staff.
Supporting our school teams with transport to and from events
This will include athletics, football, swimming, tag rugby and a number of other events at local and national level.
Provision of coaches to provide high quality physical lunch time activities
Once per week a sports coach organises sporting activities during lunch time play.
Supporting children to attend after school sports clubs
Making sure that sports clubs are accessible to all who would like to attend and to encourage participation in representing the school at sporting events.