What is “Sports Premium”?
Every Primary School in England will receive £8000 of Government funding per annum for the school year 2015 – 2016 and 2016 -2017, plus £5 per pupil. This academic year 2017 2018, the school will receive a Sports premium grant in the region of £16,000.
Purpose of the Premium
The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2017 to 2018 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
Schools have the freedom to decide how to spend the sport funding and possible uses might include:
Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
New or additional Change4Life sports clubs
Paying for staff professional development
Running sports competitions
Providing places for pupils at after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
Woolavington Village Primary School acknowledges the responsibility of using the Sports premium funding effectively to maximise its impact and effect over the year that it is available.
Allocation 2017 - 2018
£8000 plus £5 per child. The school has received over £10,000 so far this academic year ( as of January 2018) and is awaiting confirmation from the DFE for a further £6,000 of Sports Premium funding.
The school received £8,850 in the financial year 2016 - 2017.
During this period Woolavington Village Primary School has used this grant to improve the quality of sport and PE provision at our school. Our vision is to create a culture that encourages all our children to be active and have a positive attitude towards physical activity and healthy lifestyles.
The funding will develop a programme which includes high quality physical education as part of the curriculum; enough competitive school sport opportunities for those children who want to take part ; a variety of after school sporting opportunities across a range of ages, as well as increasing children’s understanding of what constitutes a healthy lifestyle, prioritising the benefits of physical activity and healthy eating.
Expenditure and Impact 2017 - 2018
The school’s sports premium funding has been allocated as follows:
Provision of specialist swimming coaches at Burnham on Sea Swim Academy
Provision of specialist sports coaches working alongside teaching staff as part of their continuing professional development
Provision of specialist sports coaches to carry out after school clubs
Support with an inclusive Sports day
Supplemented cost of inter school football matches
New fixed gym equipment is being installed on the Key Stage 2 playground to encourage physical fitness
Impact 2016 -2017
Pupil questionnaires and the increased percentage of children in sports clubs is currently being collated to assess impact.
· 100% of teaching staff have rated the coaching provided by Pro coaching as good or better and 50% of teaching staff have stated that they have gained new ideas and developed their teaching of PE as a direct result of working alongside the coaches. Evidenced by staff questionnaires.