What is the Sports Premium?
The Sports premium, which is provided by government, must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of primary-aged pupils.
The vision is that all pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
Please click on the links below to view details of our sport funding.
Pupils sports participation 2018/2019
Please click on the link below to see which sports our pupils took part in during the academic year 2018-2019 and the impact this had.
100% can swim can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25m or more
100% of children can use a range of strokes effectively
77% can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum 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. In 2018-2019 St Mary's received £16,740 sports premium funding.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
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:
The Governors 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 staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.
Below we show how we intend to spend the sports funding:
The school has hired the services of CoolSportz, a coaching company who already deliver some of our after school clubs, to deliver PE lessons alongside our staff including: invasion games, gymnastic, striking and fielding games and orienteering. This initiative will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6. Not only will the children benefit from being taught by a trained P.E. apprentice and Coolsportz staff, but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice and assisting in the PE lessons.
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, with a small fee charged by the coaches who deliver these clubs. We will be hosting a weekly dance club, purposefully to engage new participants and beginners,. We will be using the Sports Funding to offer subsidised places to this dance club.
As well as using our P.E. apprentice to help deliver high quality PE lessons alongside the class teacher, Mr Green will also deliver a weekly lunchtime sports club. Again, this initiative will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6. The lunchtime club may involve learning a new sport, or improving in a familiar sport, with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment! He will also be used to prepare children for tournaments, offering specialist training to support.
We are proud to announce that we have replaced the floor in the hall. Previously, the school hall was not fit for P.E. lessons due to its unsafe flooring and lack of equipment. We have used the P.E. funding to put in a new floor and also equip the hall with new PE equipment and facilities which the whole school are enjoying.