Sports Premium Funding
The Gloucestershire Learning Alliance has always offered a broad and balanced Physical Education curriculum and various extra-curricular sports clubs. As part of the Olympic legacy, the government has provided additional 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. Based on our pupil numbers, we anticipate receiving in the region of £16,260 for the academic year Sept 2018– August 2019. 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. We are also conscious of the challenge of a new school with smaller than average numbers to use our Sports Premium money effectively to encourage participation in school in this first year and beyond. To that end, we will:
- benefit all children regardless of sporting ability • ensure the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools • ensure staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development • subsidise some activities so that pupils do not miss out due to financial constraints e.g. swimming
With the above rationale in mind, we have used the Sports Premium funding to
- The use of sports apprentices to allow for a more targeted approach during PE lessons in order to improve the quality and outcomes of the lessons for all children
- Provide access and engagement in regular physical activities
- Ensure that the children understand about healthy lifestyles and choices
- Enable high quality, differentiated PE provision
- Continued monitor the schemes of work used to support planning. We have recently invested in the Real PE scheme
- Provide additional after school extra-curricular sports clubs per term ensuring a range of different sports are offered for all age groups
- Provide lunchtime clubs a week in order to target children who have not engaged in after school clubs as well as training staff to maximise the lunchtime period and wrap around care to support games and exercise
For a copy of the action plan for 2018/19 please click here.
For the review from 2017/18 click here.
As a result of our Sports Premium funding, we have managed to improve the overall impact of sport and participation in school. We have continued to provide a greater diversity of extra curricular sports for the children to choose from, in addition to offering a greater number of places. Holding lunchtime clubs as helped increase overall participation due to the many issues some children had with getting to after school clubs. A greater number of children now attend an extra-curricular club. The drop off rate is very low.
The profile of sports in school has been raised. We regularly celebrated in newsletters, notice boards and through social media. Sport is also celebrated weekly during school assemblies. We have also been able to provide a wider variety of sports in school and as after-school clubs, enabling pupils to learn and try out new skills. More children have taken part in competitive inter-school competitions and all children have taken part in intra-school (house) competitions.
We continue to invest in the use of qualified sports coaches to support lessons in terms of helping to provide high quality lessons as well as helping to develop our teacher’s confidence and skill set. The impact of this has been improved outcomes for the children. We have been able to target children with plans for Mini Marines and yoga teaching (mindfulness).
Teacher’s confidence levels and CPD has improved because of the funding.
For the full report click here.