The Government has been providing additional funding for schools of £150 million per annum since 2013 in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding has been provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and has seen 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 that have primary aged pupils 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 Winster Primary School.
All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil.
For the academic year September 2015 – August 2016, based on 33 children, Winster School will receive £8,165.
We have and are using the funding to improve sport and physical activity for all. We work in collaboration with other schools and partnerships to make the best use of resources and enhance PE and sport provision in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils.
Our school receives £8144 Sports Premium money. This money will be used for the following:-
• Membership to the Highfields School Partnership and Rural School Sports Partnership.
• Take part in inter-school competitions as part of the Highfields Sports Partnership
• Training of sports leaders within school.
• Funding a joint football team at the Arc Leisure Centre inter-school competition.
• Football coaching (all children from Years 3-6), enabling the children to enter a Football tournament.
• A range of after school sports clubs including tennis, table tennis and mutisports.
• Purchase of table tennis equipment to allow indoor sporting activities
• Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional sports.
• Multi-skills club open to all the children in the school with differentiated activities.
• Continued funding outdoor pursuits for children in Years R-6, to engage and interest the children in adventurous activities.
• To fund coaching in cricket for KS2
• To purchase resources for teaching high quality P. E lessons
• To fund all the children to take part in adventurous activities at Lea Green
We evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium funding as part of our normal self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements. We look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels of which they are capable.
Measuring the impact of the activities provided with sports premium funding can be achieved in different ways. We look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. Assessments are made both formally and informally using our school assessment systems as well as feedback from staff and visitors to the school. We also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE.
During 2015-16, examples of the impact of Sports Premium funding are as follows: