The government is providing further funding for the academic years 2017-18 to support new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and has seen more money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school has received £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil each year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Possible uses of the funding include:
All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
We would expect indicators of such improvement to include:
Spending Plans 2017-2018
This year, Oldswinford CE Primary School will receive approximately £20,000. Having evaluated the impact of the Sports premium since 2016-17, we have decided to prioritise our spending accordingly:
i) Continuing to extend our existing programme of support for curriculum based PE which includes the provision of a further swimming coach for year 3 and 4 children. This has helped to differentiate the groups and allow more proficient swimmers to progress at a faster rate. It has also helped to increase the confidence and capabilities of less confident swimmers. Cost £700 approx.
ii) Sports Plus Professional and planning and assessment to deliver:
clubs each lunchtime on a Monday and Thursday.
2 x 1 hour clubs after school on a Monday and Thursday.
2 x 1 hour PE lessons on a Monday and Thursday.
For a full academic year.
support in increasing the impact of PE sessions
Tournaments and event support
Signposting of Gifted and Talented children
Medals and certificates for extra-curricular clubs.
This company will offer a wide range of different sporting activities for children to experience, taught with a high level of expertise. Cost £6500 approx.
iii) Purchase of resources to support Healthy lifestyle initiatives such as the daily mile, healthy skipping, improving performance (skipping ropes, pedometers, tennis balls, stopwatches etc) £1500 approx.
iv) Equipment purchased to support and replenish PE equipment: £1500 approx.
v) Training of Sports leaders in Key stage 2 (children from year 5 & 6) to support sport and fitness activities at lunch time, sports days and inter house tournaments £300 approx.
vi) A review and upgrade of PE curriculum and planning materials across the school. £1000
vii) Targeted inset for staff to support curriculum initiatives and PE curriculum £1000
viii) Maintenance of existing extra-curricular clubs and coaches £1350
ix) Expansion of extra-curricular sports and healthy lifestyle activities across the school (eg cross-country, volleyball, netball, cricket, tennis etc) £3600
x) Membership of Sports organisations (eg DSSA, YST) £550
xi) Transport hire to support attendance at competitive Sports tournaments £400
xii) Funding for staff to attend PE and Healthy lifestyle CPD courses
Sports premium successes and impact review 2016-7
Extra-curricular sports participation
Approximately 150 children took up places in extra-curricular sports clubs last year, including children from all year groups. Sports covered included multi-skills, girls’ and boys’ football, and cross country running.
Swimming lessons and coaching success meant that 40 children out of 60 are now able to reach a 25m or above target in their swimming assessment, many of these in more than one stroke. Majority of the remaining children achieved a minimum of 10m.
Introduction of new sports and coaches
Current sports clubs and coaches were supported with additional resources (e.g. boy’s and girl’s football) and new activities were introduced through either regular extra-curricular clubs (e.g. Sports multi-skills) or whole school training (Skipping for life)
Participation in competitive sport
Teams represented the school in Boy’s football, Girl’s football and mixed cross-country.
Healthy lifestyle initiatives
Whole school training (staff and pupils) in ‘Healthy skipping for life’
Quality training in delivery of PE for teachers
Support in the improved delivery of the PE curriculum for rolled out to 2 year groups and 4 teachers.