Once again this year the school will be receiving the Sports Premium Funding from the Government.
In March 2013 the Government announced a package of funding for physical education (PE) and school sport. Through a new ‘Sport Premium’ the Government is providing £150 million in each of the years 2014/15 and 2015/16 to support the delivery of PE and sport in primary schools. In early February 2014 the Prime Minister confirmed this funding would now be extended to 2020 which is excellent news for everyone at Scole.
This funding will be ring fenced, and will be allocated directly to primary schools across England, providing them with a dedicated resource to buy in invaluable expertise and support. Funding is allocated through a lump sum for each school and a per-pupil top-up mechanism. The formula will reference the number of primary-aged pupils (i.e. children between the ages of 5 and 11). All schools with seventeen or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil.
Schools have flexibility on how they use the funding but it should be used to increase and improve the PE and sport offered to pupils. As you can imagine, we are extremely excited about the sports funding here at Scole as we are committed to providing 2 hours high quality PE for all our pupils and we already hold theNorfolk High Quality PE Charter Mark. We thoroughly believe this will enable us to continue to place PE high on the agenda at Scole school.
**Please visit “Sports Premium Funding 2013/14” to find the relevant information for our first year of spending.
For 2014-15 our main objectives continue especially for providing a wide range of activities for the children to take part in during and after school.
Our development plan covers these four main areas –
1: Provision of High Quality PE for all students.
2: Provision of opportunities for all young people to participate in a range of high quality activities. “Alongside and enhancing our PE curriculum.”
3: Improve provision for all young people to develop their potential including target groups and G&T.
4: Leadership and Management of P.E. and school sport including sports premium funding.
Our funding will be spent in these main areas; training for staff, resources, after school clubs, transport to events, extended learning opportunities and engaging in healthy active lifestyles.
Spending Breakdown Autumn Term 2014 –
After school Clubs – multi skills (yr 3&4 & yr 1 & 2), football (years 4,5 & 6) KS2 rugby Club – £710
Resources – gymnastics bench, dance DVD/CDs, handballs for new curriculum sport, pom poms for PE and upcoming cheerleading club, dedicated laptop for PE for use in lessons – £791
Transport – £230 – Class 2 Multi skills Festival and Sportshall athletics competition for Class 4.
Quality Mark submission Expenses – £240
Spending Breakdown Spring Term 2015 –
After school Clubs – Cheerleading Club (year 3 & 4), Fencing (year 5) KS2 Tag Rugby – £700
Resources – New netball posts, bibs, lunchtime play equipment (for active healthy lunchtimes) volleyballs for new KS2 curriculum area. £272
Curriculum enhancement – Gymnastics coach working with Class 3, England Handball player visiting and working with KS2 for one morning. £300
Transport – £432 – Class 2 Dance Festival and Netball Day (Year 5 & 6) plus transport to Partnership finals for Tag Rugby and Sportshall Athletics teams.
Spending Breakdown Summer Term 2015 –
After school Clubs – Ball Games KS1 (year 1 & 2), Lacrosse (year 5 & 6) KS2 Tag Rugby – £840
Resources – Athletics scheme of work, lunchtime play equipment, athletics resources including javelins, hurdles, new balls and bag for netball club and curriculum PE. £542
Curriculum enhancement – Tennis coach working with Class 4, hire of Arrows Archery set for use in whole school Outdoor & Adventurous Days (June) and curriculum PE, £200
Transport – £105 – Class 3 to cluster athletics.
End of Year 2014-15 observations – (August 2015)
Main Areas of Spending –
Coaching – £2250
Transport – £767
Healthy Active Lifestyles – Playground/Lunchtime equipment & Changes – £126
Equipment & Resources for Curriculum PE – £1497 including dedicated PE laptop, two new netball posts, schemes of work, bench for gymnastics, netball and handball equipment to resource new area s of the curriculum.
Extra coaches during curriculum PE (linked to teacher up skilling) – £400
- Impact Statement and analysis – Sport Premium Funding Update Aug15
- Completed Development plan – PE Dev plan – final2015
- Lunchtime and after school opportunities – greater number of pupils have been able to enjoy and experience extracurricular clubs. These have links to sports outside school and have been well received by pupils and parents alike. 100% of pupils in KS1 & KS2 have attended a after school or lunchtime club in 2014-15 which reaches our PE Development plan target. In year 6 100% of pupils took part in one club, 94% in two clubs and 75% in three clubs.
- Cluster Activities – From KS1 and KS2 100% of pupils will have been able to participate in a relevant cluster activity this year. In KS1 this has included two events, KS1 dance and multi skills festivals. A number of our sports teams have also reached Partnership finals this year.
- Activities to promote healthy active lifestyles – Playground renovations and new equipment has been well received and are being used regularly at lunchtime. This was chosen and promoted with help from our MSA team who helped to choose the equipment. The equipment is regularly updated and we are looking to train a MSA to lead specific activities in 2015-16.
- Provision of High Quality PE for all students – We are particularly proud of our high quality PE at Scole. Having been awarded the association for PE Quality Mark with Distinction in 2014/15 we have also gone on to be involved in filming 4 short videos for Sport England as well as being involved in gymnastics filming for the Norfolk PE Assessment tracker. Teachers have also had the opportunity to watch lessons of their choice taught by Mrs Goldsmith to ensure our provision remains of a high standard and has sustainability.
This information will be updated regularly throughout the year. Please speak to Mrs Goldsmith if you have any questions about our Sports Premium Funding.