Primary School Sport Funding Statement

On the 17th April 2013, the Department for Education announced an additional grant for schools for sport in primary schools. The grant must be spent on sport and PE in schools and is to be used to improve provision. Schools have the freedom to choose how they do this.

All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8000.00 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools [with less than 17 pupils] will receive £500 per pupil.

The funding is available for three academic years 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.

The allocation of the grant for 2013-2014 was split over two financial years. 7/12ths being allocated to the school budget in late September early October 2013 and 5/12ths being allocated in April 2014. The funding for the academic year 2014-15 will be allocated on the same basis.

 

Improve Provision in P.E.

For the academic year 2013-14, up until the end of March 2014, £7937.50 of the grant was used to improve provision in P.E. as follows.

£2292.50 has been spent on employing a specialist dance teacher, this was an area staff had identified as a whole school area of development. Each year group have received a half term of 1 hour weekly dance lessons focusing on a cross curricular theme.

Impact on learning

  • Increased pupil confidence and eagerness to participate in curriculum Dance lessons.
  • Clear evidence of progression from Reception to Year 6. Dance is now given a high profile by the children.

 

Yoga Teacher 

£1500.00 has been spent on employing a Yoga teacher. Each class from Reception to Year 6 have received a half term block of 45 minute yoga lessons. This has also been offered as an after school activity. 

Impact on learning

  • Improved listening skills, balancing skills and an excellent cross-curricular link with PSHE. Also contributed to staff well being.

 

Specialist P.E. Teacher

£1575.00 was spent on employing a specialist secondary P.E. teacher to develop staff confidence and subject knowledge. 

Impact on Learning

  • Improved the provision for the teaching and learning of games and gymnastics in Key Stage 1 and Year 6.
  • Increased staff confidence in the teaching of gymnastics.
  • Improved how we assess PE, particularly at the end of Key Stage 2.Raised expectations in PE, challenged more able children.Improved progression of skills in all areas of PE. Ensured teachers now plan for progress and not coverage.Facilitated transition to secondary school.

 

Additional Reference Material

£450.00 has been spent on some additional reference material to support planning for PE.

Impact on Learning

  • Increased teacher knowledge when planning for progression in dance, games and gymnastics.

 

Skip 2BFit

£680.00 has been spent on 2 ‘Skip 2BFit’ days in school delivered by an external provider. These days have provided each class with a 45 minute session in either ‘Skip 2BFit’ or, Box 2BFit’. The days have also offered after school sessions involving parents and carers.

Impact on Learning

  • Enabled the children to experience skipping as a valuable exercise, which they can do at playtime in school or at home.
  • Ensured older children have the skills to be effective Skip 2BFit play leaders, during lunchtime play.

 

Sports Partnership

£1175.00 was spent on a local school Sport Partnership, 2 year coaching programme and competition calendar. This ensures the school participates in a range of competitions throughout the year. There are 3 levels of competition the children can progress through including : Netball, Sports Hall Athletics, Quick Sticks Hockey, Golf and Key Steps Gymnastics. The children also receive 6 weekly blocks of specialist coaches in these areas.

Impact on learning

  • Children in all year groups are provided with the opportunity to experience competing in a sport at a competitive level. The children’s confidence and eagerness to participate has increased quite significantly.
  • Children are also experiencing specialist coaching in tennis, hockey, multi-skills and cricket.
  • The sports are also offered as after school clubs. Children therefore have access to a wide range of after school activities. Many children are receiving up to 5 hours per week of exercise through curriculum PE and after school activities.

 

Sports Development Programme

£300.00 was spent on an additional Sports development programme. This programme offers the children the chance to participate in local competitions and festivals against other local schools. Each term this programme provides the school with a 6 weekly block of after school activities, delivered by a PE specialist. 

This programme also provides the children with the opportunity to participate in a range of holiday activities, available during every school holiday, at a very low cost.

In addition to the above the school has also identified children who are gifted and talented in PE. School will be funding places for 4 children to attend ‘The Chance Camp’, for 4 days during their Easter Holidays.
Impact on learning

  • The school have identified which children are gifted and talented in this area of the curriculum. The Camp also provides a detailed report detailing how the children have performed and how they must continue to be extended and challenged in school.
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