Sports Premium Funding
Carleton Green Community Primary School
What is the Sports Premium Funding?
The Government has provided a further funding of £150 million per annum for another academic year; 2015/16. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. This money comes directly to school to improving the quality of sport and PE for all our children.
The sport funding is ring-fenced; therefore it can only be spent on sport and PE provision in school.
What is the purpose of the funding?
The purpose of the funding is to improve our PE and sport provision for our children. As a school, we have the freedom of how we choose to do this. The purpose is to ensure that all teachers provide high-quality, purposeful learning opportunities for our children.
How are we spending our £9,075 in 2016-2017? Who will benefit from this and how?
The Governors, the Headteacher and the PE CO-Ordinator at school agree that if all our teachers are confident in teaching PE and Sport, the children will receive the best quality of teaching and will thrive in confidence too!
In order for our provision of PE and sport to be improved, our priority is to up-skill all of our teachers in areas they feel need to be improved. This way, not only are the teachers and support staff going to gain confidence but the children will receive a higher quality of teaching. The teachers and support staff will be given access to training opportunities and continued professional development. The teachers have all expressed the areas in which they feel confident in and areas they would like training for.
At Carleton Green we want to ensure that all children will benefit from this funding, regardless of their sporting ability.
We also want to provide the opportunity for more able children to compete at competition and tournament level.
In addition to this we want to encourage children to have a go and try something new!
Below is how we intend to spend our funding this year:
- Pay for and provide a gymnastics twilight for all teachers.
- Pay for and provide professional development opportunities for cross-curricular links. Allowing the Maths Co-Ordinator and the Literacy Co-Ordinator to link their subjects with PE.
- Pay for and provide professional development opportunities in specific areas of PE and sport.
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport.
- Pay for specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE. In Key Stage 1 this will be Fundermental Skills and Yoga. In Key Stage 2 this will be Throwing and Catching, OAA and Being Active and Staying Healthy.
The school has linked with the services of Wyre and Fylde Schools Sports Partnership. This initiative will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6. Not only will the children benefit from being taught by a member of the Wyre and Fylde Schools Sports Partnership, but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice and assisting in the PE lessons. We are able to do this as the school has purchased the Premium Package through the Wyre Fylde and Sports Premium Offer and ensure us that we are utilising the lump sum offered by the Government in an effective way. The sports package has been designed to complement and enhance our already outstanding PE Provision. In addition to this, we have also bought a package from Fleetwood Town which will provide us again with good practice and the children will benefit from new opportunities.
- Providing teachers with cover in order for them to attend and take children to various festivals, competitions and tournaments. To allow the children to be open to opportunities to compete and be part of a team. As well as working in partnership with Wyre and Fylde Schools Sports Partnership and taking part in these competitions, Miss Howarth wants to continue inter-house tournaments.
- To pay for and provide a range of cross-curricular clubs to up-skill teachers in new areas and for children across school to be open to a variety of clubs. As a school we already offer a range of clubs before and after school. These include; netball, girls football, athletics, running club and dance. However if we invest in teacher training there will be even more after school activities provided as the school year progresses. This will include; tri-golf, multi-skills, hand-eye coordination skills, gymnastics, dance, Boccia, Change4Life and tag-rugby.
- Pay for qualified sports coaches to provide lunch time games.
- To run a sports week in the Summer Term, this will involve all of the children and staff. This will raise the awareness of PE, sport and healthy lifestyles.
How will we ensure these improvements are sustained?
We believe that if all of the teachers feel confident in teaching in all areas of PE and sport through good practice and have seen first-hand quality PE and sport, they will maintain this.
Through observations of teaching, monitoring of planning and assessment gathering, the PE Co-ordination, the headteacher and the Governors can ensure that these improvements and being maintained.
The PE Co-Ordinator will also be monitoring and tracking the children who have participated in PE, sport, extra-curricular and competitions. This will show that the participation of PE and sport is improving.
Full details of the Grant can be accessed through the following link on the Department for Education Website: