The range of subjects taught is enriched by a wide variety of after-school clubs, visits out of school and visitors into school. For example, a recent visit from the Leicester Space Centre inspired awe and wonder in the pupils. There are many opportunities for pupils to take part in sporting and musical events, some with other local schools. Ofsted 2013
The Government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/2014 onwards 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 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 Paulerspury.
For the academic year September 2016 – August 2017 we will receive an amount of £8,605 for our Sports Premium. This is based on the number of pupils in school, taking into account the Foundation Stage and both Key Stage 1 and 2.
How will we be spending the Sports Premium funding
We believe in a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all and encourage collaboration and partnership working to make the best use of resources and enhance PE and sport provision in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils.
Our rationale for the use of Sports Premium funding, which the Governors have agreed, is that it must be used so that:
All children benefit regardless of sporting ability
The most able children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools
Staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development
Some activities may be subsidised so that pupils do miss out due to financial constraints
With the above rationale in mind, and following the guidelines for how to spend this money, our initial plans for the use of the Sports Premium funding include:
Investment in the professional development of staff at our school so they are best equipped to teach high quality Physical Education and school sport for years to come. This will include providing cover to release staff for professional development in PE and sport.
Setting up and running at least one new after school sports club.
Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional sports clubs during the school day.
Increasing the amount of competitive sport in which our children participate by encouraging pupils’ participation in inter school tournaments and competitions with the other local schools.
Continuing to take part in local sports competitions/events organised by the Elizabeth Woodville South Sports Partnership during the year.
Developing and establishing links to other community sports providers thereby encouraging pupils to join out of school sports clubs.
Inviting athletes, dance troops and gymnasts into the school to inspire our children.
Developing the outdoor and adventurous activities element of the PE curriculum, utilising the school’s own grounds and facilities.
Purchasing equipment to offer access to new sports and physical activities.
We will evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium funding as part of our normal self-evaluation process. We will look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles, play competitive sport and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
Measuring the impact of the sports premium funding can be achieved in different ways. We will monitor the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE through observations. In addition to this we will look at pupil progress in PE through lesson observations as well as other areas of pupil development such as self-esteem, enjoyment of PE and confidence. We will also record and monitor the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. We will evaluate feedback from staff, parents, children and visitors to the school.
Paulerspury – Evidencing Sports Premium – this gives details of how the budget was spent in this academic year.