What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children, the funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Purpose of funding
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:
- hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- new or additional Change4Life 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
- providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.
How will we be spending the funding and who will benefit?
The staff, children and governors at Woodhill Primary all agree that the money must be used so that:
- all children benefit regardless of sporting ability,
- children are given the opportunity to compete in local and regional tournaments,
- staff have access to resources and training opportunities, plus continued professional development to improve the quality of teaching and learning in physical education,
- we explore ways to ensure that swimming is developed so that children are water safe as a minimum standard,
- children are exposed to a range of traditional and non-traditional sports and health enhancing activities through the curriculum, clubs and school visits.
How our Sports Premium Fund was pent in the year 2019 - 2020 abd the impact it has had
For the 2019-20 academic year we received £21,500 sports premium funding.
During this year, we have used part of our sports premium grant to appoint a ‘Sports apprentice’ through our GSSP membership and our links with Shooters Hill college. Under the tutelage of our Sports and Health lead, they focussed on delivering on our three areas and associated actions:
1. The engagement of all pupils in regular activity-kick starting active healthy lifestyles
2. Increased participation in competitive sport
3. Raising the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff relating to teaching PE and school sport
Of our total £21,500 we allocated spending, we spent £21,000, as follows:
£9,600 on a Sports and Health apprentice
£6,726 on our swimming provision ‘Swim passport’
£1,400 on sport and skill specific equipment for PE sessions and lunchtime
£2,000 on Sport specific high achieving children sessions through external coaches
£800 on our GSSP membership which provides CPD, networking and access to all Inter school sports competitions
£75 on Sports Leader renewal training
Some highlights of the 2019-20 academic year include:
- Maximum attendance at all competitions including boys girls and special leagues
- Integrating and sharing lesson plans and a new curriculum with partnership schools
- Our PE Leader meets every half term with other PE leaders within the Inspire Partnership; where they discuss good practice, areas of development, ideas for improvement, events and competitions, etc.
- A variety of sports are made available to the children in after school clubs including dance, martial arts and gymnastics.
We look forward to another incredible year of PE and Sport, our priorities for 2020/21 include:
- To ensure that all children are receiving high quality opportunities to participate and develop their skills in a range of sports and games.
- To embed sporting interventions for targeted children to improve social, physical and emotional skills.
- To develop the role of sports apprentice to support with wellbeing of pupils across Key stages 1 and 2 for 2020*
- To purchase new equipment and storage
- To continue to develop our lunchtime and after school club provision, as well as providing opportunities to improve physical health and wellbeing e.g. healthy eating, cookery and gardening.
- To appoint a healthy schools and sports leader to deliver high quality sessions before and after school and interventions throughout the day using the ‘Active kids’ and ‘Multi-sports’ models
Please click for the final action plan for Sports Premium 2019-2020
Our PE and sport action plan shows how we intend to spend the sports funding during 2019-2020.
Our PE and sport action plan shows how we spent the sports funding during 2018 - 2019
Our PE and Sport action plan shows how we spent the sports funding during 2017-2018
Please read about our curriculum and all things awesome about PE and Sport at Woodhill Primary here.