Sports Premium Funding

Background


The Government is providing additional funding for primary schools for academic years 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/16 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 (as reported in the January 2014 school census) 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 Anlaby Primary School.

Allocation


All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil.

For the academic year Sept 2015 – August 2016 we will receive an amount of £9410.

 

How will we be spending the Sports Premium funding:


We believe that active, healthy children will have a positive attitude to all their learning. A whole school approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all will help to ensure that children will take a lifge long love of sport with them as they leave Anlaby Primary School.

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
    • 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 not miss out due to financial constraints
    • We make use of collaborative and partnership working

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:

  • Continued membership of the Cottingham School Sport Partnership including Youth Sport Trust Primary membership.
  • Setting up and running at least one new after school sports club/Change4Life sport club.
  • Promoting the engagement of the least active children through new or additional sports clubs.
  • Increasing the amount of competitive sport in which our children participate – running sport competitions, and increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games and inter school competitions with the other Cluster schools.
  • Continuing to take part in local sports competitions/events organised by Cottingham School Sport Partnership, during the year 2016/2017.
  • Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside staff .
  • Making links to other community sports providers – encouraging pupils to join out of school sports clubs.
  • Encouraging our children to improve their leadership skills through sport – through sports leader initiative.
  • Developing the outdoor and adventurous activities element of the PE curriculum, utilising the school’s own grounds and facilities.
  • Developing intra-school competitions.
  • Purchasing equipment to offer access to new sports and physical activities as relevant.