What is Sports Premium
Sports Premium is additional funding which schools receive from the Government. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
How much Sports Premium funding is the school allocated
In 2020/21 our school was allocated £17749
For a full breakdown of how funding has been spent and its impact please view our 2020/21 evaluated Action Plan.
In 2021/22 our school has been allocated £17749 and our Action Plan can be viewed below.
How is the Sports Premium Grant spent
Our school is committed to delivering self-sustaining, high quality PE and Sporting opportunities for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
As a cluster of schools we have entered into a contract with the local authority who has tailored a package of support to meet our requirements. We have regular twilight training sessions covering various sports/activities and targeted at different phases (i.e. Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2). In addition the CPD has been followed up by in-school support from specialist coaches. The coaches work alongside our teachers to further develop their skills and help them put the training into practice.
During each half term festivals are held to enable competition between schools (e.g. Tag Rugby, Netball etc.) or celebration of achievement (e.g. dance, gymnastics). The festivals act as gateways to clubs so that interests/ talents can be followed outside school and to higher levels.
The funding has been used to:
- Audit our current provision and identify areas of development.
- Provide additional training and purchase specialist coaching to develop staff expertise across a wide range of sports/activities.
- Enable our pupils to take part in a greater range of competitive sporting activities and encourage participation in after school sports clubs.
- Raise the profile of PE and sport throughout the school and develop pupils’ understanding of how to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.
Due to COVID-19 some areas of our plans have had to be put on hold or delayed however we are working on different and innovative ways to ensure that all children can access regular sports and fitness opportunities within the current Covid-19 restrictions.