In April 2013 the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education and sport. This funding is to help school to provide breadth in PE & Sport provision including increase in pupils involvement in sport, healthy lifestyles and performance levels.
We have chosen to use this funding to:
- Pay external coaches to run competitions to increase participation in local, regional and national competitions.
- Quality assure sports coaches and sports clubs.
- Buy into existing local sports networks.
- Engage the least active pupils in school activities “Change for Life"
- The introduction of regular lunchtime sports has been a real success. The number of children participating shows how popular they have become. They have also sparked conversations around sports and physical activity with individuals.
- Several children have emerged as strong ‘sports leaders’ and have been used very effectively to help deliver the lunchtime sports. They have helped the activities to run smoothly and enabled greater numbers to access them, as well as being great role models for other children. At the same time they have been developing their own leadership skills and are now looking to use these skills to greater effect in a wider variety of settings such as Sports Leadership camps.
- We have launched a Competitive Sports after school club which has been linked to events in the Schools Competition Calendar. The numbers for this club have increased regularly from its introduction and its success was particularly evident within the uptake of children playing netball and competition wins this year.
- The feedback from the sporting events has been excellent and it has sparked an interest in the children to take part in more of these types of event. The actual sporting performances from the children has improved across the school and we have had our biggest uptake of children taking part in sporting after school clubs.
A full breakdown of spending of the Sports Premium Grant is shown in the documents below:-