The Use and Impact of Sports Premium
What is the Sports Premium?
The Government has provided funding of £150 million per annum since 2013 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 head teachers 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.
Purpose of funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding include:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
- Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
- Running sport competitions, or increasing 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.
How will Hetton Lyons Primary School be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?
At our school, we believe that the money must be used so all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments, that children who are not ‘sporty’ have the opportunity to try something different, and that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.
We recognise that PE is part of a wider school ethos of healthy lifestyle choices and wellbeing. Real PE recognises this and develops children’s thinking through 5 cogs of:
- Making good choices
- Explain why
- Describe how to improve
- Analyse performance
- Recognise and order
How will we measure the impact?
We will evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium funding as part of our normal self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements. We will look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
Measuring the impact of the activities provided with sports premium funding can be achieved in different ways. We will look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. Assessments are made both formally and informally using our school assessment systems as well as feedback from staff and visitors to the school. We will also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE.
Sports Premium Funding 2018-2019
The Sports Premium Funding allows us to offer the pupils at Hetton Lyons Primary School the chance to experience a variety of different sports with qualified coaches. We receive £19 660 over three terms, which is spent as follows:
Coach travel/Hire of premises/ Equipment
Farringdon Sports Partnership
CPD and coaching
School based Sports Coach
To lead school clubs, support in curriculum PE, lead Change for Life
Sports Premium allows us to employ a dedicated PE support member of staff to ensure we maximise opportunities during curricular PE and at other times during the day. We buy into a sports partnership for staff CPD and to access opportunities we are unable to provide such a trampolining. The partnership gives us access to festivals and tournaments and through these to wider events such as Youth Games and Tyne and Wear events.
PE lessons feature a range of skills and games such as gymnastics, ball skills, tennis, dance, dodge ball, bat and ball games, athletics, net and wall games, striking and fielding games, outdoor adventurous activities and healthy lifestyles. All staff are trained in Real PE.
Mr Marsh runs multi sports clubs at lunchtime which are available for all, and sport specific clubs after school if the children wish to access them .He also leads on our Young Leader programme.
Numerous cluster events are organised by Farringdon Sports Partnership. They organise sporting tournaments or experience for the children throughout the year.
In the last academic year children have taken part in football, rugby, cricket, tennis, netball, skipping, gymnastics, tri golf, boccea, climbing, surfing, dodge ball and sports hall athletics. Our children have been very successful at sportability events.
We spend more on sports experiences than the funding gives us. The children have commented on the fact that they appreciate the opportunities offered to them. This backed up by comments from parents and governors who have observed PE lessons. Staff have valued the CPD, feeling more confident in developing pupils skills in various aspects of Physical Education and this will continue over future school year. Please click the link below for further details: