What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is for improving the quality of sport and PE. Each school received £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year – we got £8600.00. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. The money will be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability.
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 we do it. We recognise the contribution of this area to learning and living well. We are keen to ensure that the processes we set up are sustainable and not reliant on external funding. For example we support sporting excellence of our students working closely with parents and clubs to enable quality and success. This has involved students participating in centres of excellence to those who are establishing a more participatory approach.
In addition to the above we also did the following:
- Built Leadership Capacity within this area across the school
- Used a secondary PE specialist working in Phase 2 to improve standards
- Developed a number of sports clubs across the school
- Worked with Marjons – PE and Outdoor Ed Departments
- All students had access to high quality sports resources including the Sports Hall, Dance Studio and off site facilities such as Brickfields for Sports Day in Phase 2.
- Focussed on active lunchtimes and the employment of a new staff member to support this
- Were supported by the PTFA to put in a climbing wall to the playground
- Older students supported younger students in Phase 1
- Opportunities to meet with Plymouth Raiders
- Additional funding was brought in through the range of spaces that we hired out. This money was put back into a number of areas including staffing, resources and additional access to experiences linked to Dance
For 2016/17 the Sports Premium Funding will be focusing on staff development in PE using a number of specialist secondary PE and Dance staff – Russ Martin, Emma Pendle, Jess Shapiro, Ange Chudley and Poppy Kirkup. The emphasis this year will be on non-specialist staff taking increased responsibility within these sessions and developing their planning of PE.
In addition to this we will be working on the following areas:
- Broadening the range of sports played
- Developing our approach to coaching
- Further improving activity at lunchtimes