What is the Sports Premium?
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The government has provided funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2015/6 and 2016/7 to provide new and substantial primary school funding. The funding is being provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see the money going directly to primary school Head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and P.E. for all of their children.Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil (years 1-6) each year for the next 2 years; a total of £8760 for Wilden All Saints Primary school in each of the two academic years. The money can be spent on sport and P.E. provision in schools. The money will be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability.
Purpose of the Funding.
All schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of P.E. and sport, but there is freedom to choose how we do it. At Wilden we recognise the contribution of P.E. to the health and well-being of our children. We also believe that providing an innovative and varied P.E. curriculum and a range of extra-curricular opportunities will have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all pupils, as well as introducing them to life-long interests.
Use of Sports Premium at Wilden
At Wilden All Saints we have made the decision to use the large majority (74%) of our Sports Premium funding to employ an experience P.E. teacher, who teaches all children in the school from year 2-6. We feel this is an investment in the quality of the PE being taught and also a hands-on way of up-skilling our staff. A proportion of the grant is also used to fund our place in the Stourport PE partnership (16%), which allows us to access training for staff and a range of competitive inter-school events for our children. The remaining funding (10%) is used to enhance the children’s individual and group experiences by funding transport to events; maintenance of existing equipment and use of facilities; new equipment and resources; and visiting coaches and professionals.
Impact of the Sports Premium at Wilden.
- Staff up-skilled through PE specialist led sessions;
- Increased confidence in teaching staff delivering PE sessions independently;
- PE leaders (yr6) organise tournaments each half term- increased leadership skills;
- Tournaments at the end of each half-term (intra-school) achieve 100% participation in competitive games;
- Increased child participation and enjoyment in sport due to increased skills levels and game practice;
- Increased participation in local tournaments and festivals (inter-school)
- Increased success in competitions at local, regional and national level (3 children took part in regional cross country and 1 child national cross country;
Sports’ Partnership Access:
- All lunchtime supervisors attended courses to encourage physical activity at breaks and lunchtimes;
- Jumping Jaxx training to enlist a group of children to run games and activities at breaks and lunchtimes;
- Twilight sessions attended to up-skill teachers and raise enthusiasm in their identified weaker areas;
- Access to a wider variety of competitions and festivals aimed at inclusion- participation as well as performance;
- Active numeracy and literacy training for all teachers- filtered through to TAs. Now have Active Maths intervention as well as many lesson starters involving AN and AL.
- Physical activity is higher on the Wilden School agenda- high profile within the school.
- PE notice board with current events and termly competition and festival information
- PE celebration display to introduce children to local clubs and activities attended by others;
- More children are more active at breaks and lunchtimes due to more structured activities;
- Breadth of provision both in after school clubs and taster sessions, including: judo, aerobics, dancersize, bellboating, hockey, football, tag-rugby, cricket, golf, tennis, orienteering, rowing etc
- Increased involvement with local clubs means improved pathways for the children to attend clubs in their own time; (Evidence from parental questionnaire shows this)
- Higher profile of the Health and Well-being agenda. SLT eat with the children on a rota discussing food choices;
- School commitment to staffing and transporting children to local events (This has a big impact on our small school.)
- Cookery club focusing on healthy choices;
- Sport’s week in July with guest speakers, visiting coaches, sport’s day, healthy eating week etc.