Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School's Sports Funding page.
What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 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 school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Possible uses for the funding include:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches
- New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
- Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE/Sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/Sport
- Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/Sport
- Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs
- Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools
How will we be spending the Sports Funding?
For the year 2017/18 that funding should be used so that:
- All children have access to good quality PE and Sport
- All staff have access to training opportunities and to continued professional development
The total money Kirk Fenton School has been allocated for 2017/18 is £13,992.Our key objectives for 2017/18 are:
- To identify our more reluctant pupils and increase their participation in extra-curricular activities. We aim to increase their confidence and resilience so that they are more engaged in PE lessons.
- To increase the profile of PE and school sport as a tool for whole school improvement.
- To increase the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and Sport.
- To provide an increased range of extra-curricular clubs for all pupils to access, particularly those in KS1.
- To establish strong sporting links within the local community.
- To see increased participation in competitive sports
Currently some of our funding provides specialist coaches who work in school with our teachers to deliver good sporting provision for all our children.Our school also provides a range of after school clubs working on outdoor and indoor sports. Some of these sporting clubs are provided by our own teaching and support staff and some by our coaches.
Specialist Sports Provision
The school has partnered with other local schools to fund a new post across our cluster. This local sports coordinator is responsible for organising sporting events accessible to all children within the cluster. Some of our events include a swimming gala, tag rugby, kwik cricket, and a football tournament.
One of the key strands of the sports funding is to further develop the skills of our own school staff so that the quality of PE and sport that is delivered at Kirk Fenton can be enriched. Qualified sports coaches from within and outside our cluster will work alongside staff to deliver lessons and support planning and delivery of PE.