WHAT IS THE SPORTS PREMIUM?
Government has committed to keeping the £150m a year Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020. The dedicated fund goes directly to primary school Headteachers so that they can decide how best to use it to provide sporting activities for pupils.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE GRANT?
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this. Hazlemere have so far invested the funding in the development of the staff supporting them in their delivery of Physical Education this includes whole school staff training with PE & Sport specialist to help further develop staff confidence and knowledge to embed it within the curriculum.
USE OF FUNDING
Sports Funding allocated by the Government has been used to:
Fund a Lead Practitioner to work part time develop confidence and knowledge of staff for effective and high quality PE across the school
Fund the training of swimming coaches and lessons so that EVERY child leaves at the required standard
Provide equipment and resources to high quality teaching and learning to take place
Specialist teachers delivering Games lessons to give effective CPD to teachers and LSAs in each class.
Longer term we would like to build a MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area) which is accessible to all children and also for before and after school clubs. PE can continue in almost all weathers as well as being used for before and after school clubs.
Invest in resources and equipment to provide SEND sports opportunities, including competitions with other schools
The Senior Leadership Team and PE/Sports Subject Leaders regularly review the impact of sports funding throughout the term and monitor its impact on our pupils. All teachers develop their teaching skills in PE and Games but most importantly develop the children’s skills.
Our pupils show a great deal of enthusiasm and enjoyment for Sports and PE. This is due to PE training which has increased the confidence and skill level of all teachers delivering PE.
As a school we promote a healthy lifestyle in children from an early age and provide a wide variety of clubs for the children to benefit from. Participation in clubs has increased over the last two years by 36% and all sport clubs are fully booked this term.
The impact of the sports funding is evident in the positive feedback received by the pupils, staff and parents.
We are planning to apply for our ‘School Games Kite Mark’ award