The government is provides additional funding to schools to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Our Vision for PE:
At Sandcross we are fully committed to ensuring that our children are fit, healthy and active learners. We aspire to be a school that offers every child the opportunity to fulfil their absolute potential and we realise the vital role that sports and outdoor learning plays in realising those goals. We want our children to make healthy choices, to enjoy physical activity and to appreciate its benefits. The Sports premium is spent in a number of ways with the ultimate intention of providing high quality PE provision for all. The impact will be measured through participation and achievement in sport, through pupil surveys and also through pupil’s engagement in other areas of the curriculum, through improved self-esteem, health and well-being.
Our annual sport and outdoor learning survey is one way in which we hope to demonstrate the positive impact of PE and Sport in our school.
Sandcross Primary School 2016 – 17: Sports Premium Initial Overview
This year we aim to spend our sports premium funding on:
- Professional Dance Coaches – Through assessment of our provision and review of our skills and knowledge base, we have identified dance as being an area for further development. We intend to access dance specialist coaches to support our dance curriculum and provide valuable CPD for our staff.
- Lunch and Playtime Clubs - By providing clubs at lunch and playtime run by coaching staff, we aim to target children who we believe would benefit from the opportunity to explore their sporting potential in a small group. This will hopefully impact positively on their overall health and well being, as well as their self-esteem.
- Sports Equipment – We have been increasing our supply of equipment so that children have access to resources that will improve their skills and increase their exposure to new activities. We will be looking to use the pupil survey to extend our provision even further this year.
- Intra school competitions – We are going to continue our lunchtime schools kingball competition and consult the children’s sports council about other opportunities to develop internal competitions that increase the participation of all children.
- Outdoor adventure and team building Activities – We will be providing our new year 3 children with an outdoor adventure day again this year with support from our colleagues at SOLD. The days were so effective last year, we have decided to continue them. They provide our children with a fantastic opportunity to develop their teambuilding skills, confidence and physical literacy.
- Staff Training – Having audited staff skills and confidence levels, it has been decided to allocate some funding to additional training in relation to gymnastics and dance.
- Kit provision – We have decided to provide each class with a good stock of sports kit to ensure that all children who are healthy are able to access PE lessons. This will support some of our children who may not have adequate kit for lessons.
Click on the links below for more information or to see our Sports Premium Action Plans in more detail: