The Government is providing additional funding to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. All state-maintained schools, academies, middle schools, special schools and pupil referral units which have primary aged pupils (as reported in the 2013 school census) will receive the funding.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. We will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at Green Top Primary School.
For the academic year 2017/18 we were allocated £11,171
Quality First Teaching
This year we have used the sports premium for continued professional development, training our staff and higher level teaching assistants using current good practice in the school. The premium has allowed training to be done in school time or paying coaches and staff to stay after school for high quality CPD. We have also used the premium to target clubs and coaching which the girls requested. Netball club, Gymnastic Club and KS1 Cheerleading have all been created using the premium for resources and equipment. The two gymnastic coaches have been BAGA trained and develop the British Gymnastic awards scheme. We have also used the TESCO football scheme to develop team ball skills. The TESCO coaches come into school and work with children, with the premium allowing more than just the class teacher to observe and develop their P.E teaching skills.
After School Clubs
We are very proud of our after school club provision. We run 6 sessions of football per week, lead by Mr Mumby, Mr Ambler, Miss Blackham and Mr Spetch. We run 2 rugby sessions per week, led by Mr Ambler. We have developed a very successful Cheerleading and Street Dance club which is led by Mrs Fitzpatrick and Mrs Overson. Mrs Hardman, Mrs Rafferty and Mrs Dewsnap run a fun Team Sports session each week, with the aim of developing key games skills. Mrs Hardman also runs our benchball / dodge ball weekly sessions in the hall. Mrs Miller also develops the ball skills of our key stage 1 children in a weekly session after school. Mrs Green and Mrs Hardman also have developed a very successful Hockey development squad. As mentioned above many new clubs have been created, to target participation of the girls.
Sports fixtures and Teams
We have been very pro-active in arranging football, rugby, swimming and atheletics fixtures against other schools in the local area. Mr Mumby and Mr Ambler, work with the pyramid of schools to arrange fixtures after school with teams from Y2, Y5/6 and our girls football team taking part. Our Hockey teams and Gymnastic squad have been very successful this year. The premium allows half termly meetings for the pyramid school staff to discuss improving P.E teaching.
We continue to use the premium to improve the sporting facilities on the school site. Football posts have been purchased, part funding on the ‘Gazebo’, a table tennis table and an outdoor table football station have been purchased using the sports premium. All aimed at attracting children who wouldn’t usually play team games, into sporting and active participation.
The In Appendix 1 you will find the Sports Premium Funding allocations for 2017 – 2018 and a breakdown of the funds allocated to each initiative.
The School Budget then tops up the Sports Premium allocated funds to ensure sport is high profile at Green Top and that sport is part of our ‘Inspire, Enjoy, Achieve’ message.
|Use of Sport Premium Funding 2017-18||Cost|
|Quality First Teaching
|After School Clubs
|Sports fixtures and Teams