SPORT PREMIUM – New Funding to support Primary PE and School Sport
In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.
Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
Alongside numeracy and literacy, Sports Premium will be the third area to be inspected by Ofsted therefore it is vitally important that we utilise the funding effectively.
Our School two year plans
At our school we are planning to invest this additional funding into a sustainable development programme. At the end of the two year funding period our staff delivering PE will be more confident and competent, AND our students will have access to additional and extending PE and Sport Opportunities. As a whole school we will offer healthy lifestyle programmes including new Change4 Life clubs for our least active pupils and the more able performers will be extended to their full potential.
We have invested some of our sports premium to develop outstanding PE teaching across the whole school through Superstars. We have been fortunate to employ Mr Longney who has been working alongside the class teachers to support and develop PE lessons in a variety of sports. Superstars have also enabled us to increase our provision of afterschool sporting activities and provide training for a group of children in the Young Leader program.
English Cricket Board
Cricket coach in school to provide support and professional development for staff and expert coaching for the children, followed by cricket festival at Haresfield school in July – links with other local schools.
Other sporting links
This year we have set up many new sporting links with other schools in our network. We have planned several festivals celebrating different sports including cross country, netball, football cricket and rounders.
We also have an archery club planned for later this year.