What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the next 2 academic years to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will be going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The sport funding can only be spend on sport and PE provision in schools.
Sport Premium Funding 2016-2017
Our allocation for this year is £9,305.
How do we intend to spend the money?
We have several aims this current academic year:
- To access a variety of sports with good quality equipment.
- To increase the number of children participating in inter school competition across Gateshead.
- To employ specialist sports coaches to deliver high quality sessions and improve staff knowledge and understand.
- To provide professional development in PE and sport.
- To arrange a School Games Week
- To provide fitness opportunities for less active pupils
A full breakdown of spending is available in the document called ‘Sports Funding 2014- 15’ and Sports Funding 2016-17.’
How was the money spent for past academic years?
Details of our previous spending are outlined in ‘Sports Funding 2015’.
What difference has Sport Premium made to PE and sport participation and attainment?
- All children will participate in School Sports Competitions and festivals.
- All children will participate in intra school competitions e.g. house matches, competitions in PE lessons and Sports Day.
- After school opportunities for a wider range of sports e.g. multi skills sports, gymnastics and Fit Dance.
- Specialist coaching within PE lessons to develop skills of children and class teachers.
To see examples of the impact our spending has had on children and their engagement in PE and school sport please refer to ‘Rowlands Gill School Impact’ and class photographs.
Are these improvements sustainable?
Our aim is to ensure these improvements are sustained in future years.
- Festivals and tournaments are now timetabled across the year to ensure all children have the opportunity to attend Level 2 competitions.
- Regular ‘intra school competitions’ are organised for KS1 and KS2 pupils and to use teachers’ areas of expertise.
- The daily mile supplements the children’s quality of PE and potentially leads to the children leading a healthy lifestyle,
- Our use of coaches within PE lessons gives the opportunity to upskill class teachers. For example a tennis and basketball coach taught a half term block of lessons in Y3 and 4 and Year 6. The teacher made notes and assisted in lessons and now feels confident in teaching tennis sessions in the future.
- Theme weeks can still be funded to give children a range of experiences in PE eg national Sports Week.