Sports Premium Funding
Principles of Funding
As a school, we believe that it is vital to engage all children irrespective of their sporting abilities and therefore we have chosen to allocate our funding based upon some key principles:
- To widen the experiences of all of our children of a range of sports and activities.
- To develop a life long interest in following an active lifestyle.
- To ensure that staff have the necessary skills, knowledge, confidence and expertise to deliver high quality PE to all of our children.
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity.
- The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
- Increased participation in competitive sport.
How we will ensure sustainability:
A significant proportion of our funding is allocated to a service level agreement with the Peterlee School Sports Partnership, which allows us as a school to draw on invaluable specialist support and coaching/training opportunities. Through accessing staff professional development opportunities with the Sports Partnership, our staff are able to utilise the knowledge and skills developed in their future practice. Staff are continually able to request support and advice based upon their individual development needs, thus ensuring sustainability.
The Sports Partnership supports with curriculum planning which is integrated with a planned programme of sporting competitions and activity events throughout the year. This ensures sustainability as planning is provided to staff and is readily accessible.
Effect on Participation and Attainment
Our children compete regularly in inter-school competition.
Funding is provided for transport so that individual financial circumstances are not a barrier to participation.
Children with sporting talents are able to compete against other talented children from other primary schools.
We allow children to enter competitions repeatedly e.g. swimming gala, cross country and athletics, so that they can improve their performance year on year.
Funding has been used to purchase school sports kit when children compete for and represent the school. This has developed a real sense of pride and has led to improved engagement for pupils.
We fully fund transport for all Year 2 pupils to attend the annual outdoor adventure event at Shotton Hall Conference Centre organised by the Sports Partnership. Children of all abilities compete in teams around a series of physical activities against other local schools.
Specific children are invited to sporting events against children of similar abilities. These children would not normally represent the school in sporting events.
We make significant use of our on site swimming pool. All children from Years 1 to 6 will have swimming lessons during the year.
How we allocated our Sports Premium Funding 2019/20
How do our children benefit?
Through Sports Premium Funding our children:
- Were active.
- Developed self-confidence and self-esteem.
- Had the opportunity to excel.
- Broadened their experiences.
- Developed co-operative skills.
- Developed a sense of belonging, participating as part of a team.
- Had pride in their work and efforts.
- Celebrated success.
- Developed sporting skills- guided by experts.
- Found new interests- which they continue to develop outside of school.
- Developed many social skills, within different contexts.
- Improved levels of health and emotional well-being.
- Handled disappointment.
The Impact of Our Sports Premium Funding
We endeavour to use this valuable funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport that we offer our children by:
- Developing or adding to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers.
- Building capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.