What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Purpose of funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding include:
• hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
• new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
• paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
• providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
• running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
• buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
• providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.
How will St. Matthew’s be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?
The Governors, Headteacher and PE Subject Leaders agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that participation in physical activity is increased; that resources are fit for purpose.
Below we show how we spent the sports funding during 2014-2015:
· Providing places for pupils for school sports club
Our school already offers a range of after school clubs, accessed by children from Key Stages one and two. These clubs will continue to run as before (some will be delivered by teachers for free, whereas others will be led by professional coaches for a small fee).
· Development of PE resources
Money will be spent on renewing and replacing resource for both key stages, as well as ordering extra equipment to meet the growing number of children in our school.
School provides high quality professional PE teaching for all classes weekly, led by qualified personnel able to offer a full range of PE provision.
Children in Year 4 also go swimming during the year. In addition we offer lunchtime sports for both key stages and 5 evenings of extra curricular sports for those children wishing to participate.