Sports funding 2017/18
In 2017/18, our school has received £13,095 PE Premium funding. The school also has some funding which was unallocated in the previous year, therefore the funding available to sport this year totals £15,134.
The school has recently undertaken a full inventory of its PE and sports equipment and identified areas where additional resources were needed. As a result, we have highlighted some key areas in which to focus spending of the 2017/18, allocating £10,000 to the purchase of PE and sports equipment. We believe that we have reached a balance between investment in new equipment, sustaining high quality PE teaching and introducing extra capacity for delivering curriculum based and extracurricular sports activities.
- We have decided to invest in a range of gymnastic equipment to increase the variety of resources available to pupils.
- We have invested in resources for football, rugby, netball, dodgeball, tennis and resources for athletics.
- We will continue to employ the energy and expertise of our sports partner Team Theme. They continue to provide consistent and talented teaching throughout the classes. This costs our school £5,500 across the financial year.
- We have introduced lunchtime sports clubs including a weekly football club.
- With the shortfall in expenditure the school intends to explore employing an additional coach through the apprenticeship scheme. The intentions would be to run additional PE sessions, afterschool clubs and support some SEN children with sensory circuits.
Impact – April 2018
The Sport Premium Funding has impacted upon our school in the following ways:
- It has greatly enhanced the skills of our staff team (both teachers and support staff) in terms of their ability to deliver or support in, very high quality PE sessions for our children.
- It has provided a high level of challenge in this area of the curriculum for our children;
- By raising the skill level and confidence in children to participate in PE and various sporting opportunities. –
- By increasing children’s knowledge of the part that PE and sport can play as part of a healthy lifestyle.
- By enabling children to take part in a greater range of PE/sporting activity and broaden horizons as to what is possible.
- By raising the profile of PE and Sport across the whole of the Federation to help to make developments sustainable for the future.
- It will allow us to make links with outside sporting providers and develop extracurricular opportunities for our pupils
- The new PE equipment, purchased with the funding allocation, has been delivered to school and has been put to use straightaway. The children have been focusing on tennis skills and now cricket with our Teamtheme coaches.
‘The new nets have really added another dimension to our training sessions. The children have a real feeling of the skills necessary in a tennis match’ Sebastian – Team theme coach.
Attendance has increased to the after school sports club with numbers increasing by 25%. In addition to the after school sports club there is now a new lunchtime football club, run by Teamtheme and employing the new fold up goals.