The Government provides funding each year to schools for sports, this is called our sports premium funding. This funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport.
The money allocated to our school is to be spent on improving the quality of sport, physical activity and physical education (PE) for all our children. The sport funding can only be spent on this provision in our school. This funding must be used for the benefit of all our primary-aged pupils, so that they develop healthy active lifestyles.
We have the freedom to choose how we 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 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
Intended Spending of Sport Premium
Our allocation for this financial year (Apr 2018-March 2019) is £17,500
Our planned expenditure for this current year is as follows:
Sports Lead working 12 hours per week (x35 weeks) on core skills : £9240
Sport Lead coordinating and leading inter school sports (football) matches every week and extra curricular activities (3 hours per week): £2310
Outdoor Education: £2650
Transportation to community sporting events £300
Early morning sports initiative set up costs £1500
Outdoor country park learning £1976
Total planned expenditure : £17,976
We are continuing to sustain our current provision and introduce some new developments during this financial year. Here is our Sports Premium Strategy for developing our current provision this year....
Impact of Sports Premium
We spent £9399 on sports last year. Our key aims were to introduce inter-school sports matches, continue to increase the level of skill that that children had and improve the quality of teaching in PE. The impact of the spending is as follows: