Primary School's Sports Funding
Since September 2013 the government have allocating funding directly to primary schools to support the provision of quality PE/sport. This year each school will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil. This is known as Sports Premium Funding.
What is the Sports Premium?
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Schools will have to spend their Sports Premium on improving provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
However, it is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
- the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- increased participation in competitive sport
Our vision here at Burton Salmon is to help children develop a thirst and motivation for lifelong physical activity. With the help of Sports Premium Funding we are creating an environment where more children can be more active, more often. Through this we are ensuring that all children have an opportunity to develop resilience in order to be future-ready and instilled with healthy habits for life.
Here is what your child’s physical development journey will look like in our school.
- EYFS childrenwork towards achieving their early learning goals in physical development, moving and handling. Through areas of outdoor provision, children are able to choose and explore different ways of moving, balancing and handling in a fun, safe environment. They also begin learn how to interact and communicate with other children and assess risk. In later terms children will take part in whole class PE lesson led by professional coaches.
- KS1 childrenexperience a broad range of activities that focus upon developing their physical literacy. A child who is physically literate is able to confidently move, balance, kick, throw and catch with success. In this key stage children will also have the opportunity to attend after-school physical activity clubs.
- KS2 childrenbegin to apply their general movement skills to sport-specific skills. As they progress through the key stage each child will experience modified versions of many different sports, including swimming. They will learn basic rules and regulations, have the opportunity to coach others and umpire activities involving younger children to develop their leadership skills. PE also provides opportunity for children to learn about how the body works, the importance of a healthy lifestyle and develop essential life skills through applying the school learner characteristics.
Here are all the fantastic ways that we are investing our Sports Premium Funding…
- The continued professional development of school staff to ensure that PE teaching is consistently of a high standard.
- The use of professional and experienced coaches to deliver PE sessions of specialist quality.
- The monitoring and assessment of pupils to track progress and identify strengths and areas for development.
- Membership of a local ‘Sports Partnership’ to provide additional opportunities for participation in larger scale competitions and experiences we cannot provide ’in house’
- Funding for transport and staffing to allow pupils to visit off site sporting facilities.
- Creating opportunities for children to be more physically active – both during and after the school day.
- Subsidised extracurricular activities to ensure financial constraints do not limit a pupils ability to participate.
- To ensure the school is well resourced in regards to PE and sporting equipment.
- To allow pupils access to a rich and wide variety of physical activity, from rugby to yoga !
Sports Premium Funding does not directly fund this. However, all pupils will be given opportunity to develop their skills in the water throughout the course of their time in Key Stage 2. When particular year groups appear to need additional time to focus upon their swimming in order to meet the set requirements then Sports Premium Funding can be used to subsidise additional sessions.
For a detailed breakdown of how this year’s Sports Premium will be spent and what we hope to achieve in the coming year please see the attached document –