Purpose of funding
The government provides this funding to schools for a specific purpose. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to decide how to best develop this area for now and the future.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
- hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
- supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
- paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
- providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
- running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
- buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.
At Acomb first school we provide physical activity during the school day and plan to introduce further physical activity as extra-curricular opportunities. PE develops a pupil’s physical competence and confidence enabling them to perform a wide range of activities. We also aim for PE to develop a pupil’s health and fitness leading to an enjoyable and enduring healthy lifestyle.
Our vision is to raise the aspirations of all pupils regardless of athletic talent, physical / mental ability encouraging proficiency in motor skills to perform a variety of physical activities in order to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle now and in the future.
The school currently provides at least 2 hours of PE.
PE is taught in school and also at the Wentworth leisure centre where the children take part in swimming and a fundamental movement/sports skills session . We have indoor and outdoor facilities including an appropriately equipped modern school hall, a large school field and a well surfaced playground to ensure PE takes place whatever the weather.
Successful and enjoyable PE has several benefits and impacts across the curriculum and upon a child’s attitudes and behaviours.
Our PE Curriculum
Our PE curriculum includes a wide range of activities which aims to inspire and include all pupils.
Our school takes part in festivals and competitions including the Northumberland School games and partnership Top Link festival. We also provide the opportunity for some children to take part in the Swimathon charity event.
Sports Premium 2015-16
This year the school received £8235 in Sports Premium funding.
The funding has been used for staff CPD, resources, participation in festivals and purchasing specialist coaches who have been employed both in curricular time and in after school clubs. After school clubs have included:
The funding has allowed children to attend several festivals and competitions during the year.
First school swimming gala
The funding has also been used to fund PE subject leader training over two years.
Resources have been updated and replenished and new storage has been purchased
The impact of this provision has been:
Higher level of expertise in providing a quality PE provision to improve children’s progress and personal achievement.
We have increased the amount of after school clubs, which in turn has allowed our pupils to have a wider access to sporting opportunities.
We have forged stronger links with local clubs, which has signposted children to access sporting opportunities outside school.
The children have competed in festivals and competitions with local schools with great success and allowed them to increase their personnel goals
Through developing sports leadership within the school, the year 3 and 4 children had an active role in both participating, planning and leading activities for our school sports day.
The school is proud to announce that it has improved its performance and has moved on from a Bronze School Games Mark Award in 2013-14 to a Silver award for 2014-15. We now have a Gold award for 2015-16.
Sport's premium for 2016-17
The school will receive £8300 this year
At Acomb we are planning to use the Sports Premium funding in the following ways;
PE lead (Mrs Speed) to review PE curriculum across the school
Multi sport and fundamental skills provision.
- Developing involvement in festivals and competitions which includes football, tag rugby, multisport events, swimming gala.
- Provision of extra-curricular activities; Eg football, tag rugby, basketball as requested through the school council.
- Developing links with sports clubs to sustain activity and interest in the children.
- Provide opportunities for children to compete against own personal achievements.
- Training for support staff to provide high quality provision and extra -curricular provision
Please do read the attached document which outlines our expenditure and impact for 2016-17 and planned expenditure to date for 2017-18