The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an additional £5 per pupil for the next two years.
In 2016-2017 Christ Church Primary School will receive £8,815 for the PE and Sports Premium. We will spend the sport funding on improving provision of PE and Sport.
At Christ Church we intend to spend the money by:
• Entering more and varied sport competitions, at inter and intra levels - transport costs being a major factor
• Providing staff with professional development opportunities in PE/sport.
• Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
• Hiring specialist qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE.
• New or additional sports clubs.
• To purchase playground equipment and improve Gymnastics resources for our After School Club as the children become more advanced.
• Increasing links and communication with local clubs - transport and subsidy of fees
• Promoting PE/sport through the school's website.
• To maintain the Silver Kitemark the school has recently achieved and to work towards achieving a Gold Kitemark.
A portion of the money will also be spent to provide children at Christ Church access to a range of outdoor adventure activities. We have identified that children have previously struggled with these activities and may not have had the opportunity to participate in them before.
These activities include:
• Wild Tribe – An outdoor therapeutic intervention for year 3 children. This allows children to develop confidence, explore outdoor environments and develop their skills in OAA (Outdoor adventurous activities)
• Forest Skills – An outdoor programme aimed at year 5 children. The programme allows the children to participate in a range of outdoor adventurous activities. This will help the to develop their confidence and self-belief alongside their fitness levels.
• Lledr Hall for Year 6 pupils. This gives the children an opportunity to take part in extra-curricular adventure activities outside of school.
A portion of this money in the year 2016/2017 will be put towards the purchase of a minibus which will enable us to provide our children with many more opportunities such as competitions and outdoor trips to run alongside our Outdoor Provision.
The Staff and Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that children are given the opportunity to compete in additional/advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development; Clubs and OAA activities are subsidised in order to support all families financially.
|Children are able to access more competitions which will lead to more/varied skills and sportsmanship being developed||% increase in participation rates % increase and success in competitive school sports|
|Staff remain skilled in delivery and teaching of PE||Greater variety of sports included to promote inclusion|
|Policies and current thinking are up to date and relevant||Growth in the range of provisional and alternative sporting activities|
|Issues of obesity and the importance of a healthy lifestyle are addressed with the introductions of initiatives such as||% increase in inclusion of pupils who are reluctant to join in sports. Target pupils with issues of obesity. Greater awareness amongst pupils about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities|
|Disadvantaged children are able to experience sporting activities in an outdoor/unfarmiliar setting to enhance social and physical skills||% increase in partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners|
|Children are able to access sport within their community using the school website, we have created a directory of local sports clubs and put this on the club links page on the school website||% increase in participation of community sports eg. rugby; Morris dancing; street dancing|
|Embracing our Silver Kitemark and childrens sporting achievements||Last year funding enabled the school to increase the provision of PE and allowed the school to improve from a Bronxe Kitemark to a Silver Kitemark. We intend to continue to build upon this success and work towards achieving a Gold Kitemark this year.|