The Sport Premium Plan
What is the Sport Premium?
The government has provided additional funding since 2013 to physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Since September 2013, schools have been held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted work to strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the “Inspectors’ handbook” and give guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.
Schools are required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.
How are we using the funding to benefit our children?
At St. Luke’s we use the allocated funding to improve the quality and breadth of curriculum PE and sport.
66% of our money has been spent on coaching:
Hiring a qualified sports coach to provide two after-school clubs:
The first club is a ‘Multi-skills’ club for the children in KS1.
The second club is a ‘Multi-sports’ club for Year 3 children but this year we will also offer opportunities to some Year 4 children, to ensure the club is running at full capacity.
In addition to this, the coach runs and coordinates lunch time activities in KS2, together with the involvement of a team of enthusiastic lunch time organisers.
Lunch times are extremely well organised with a variety of activities and sports available to interest the vast majority of our children.
We continue to subscribe to the ‘Active Schools Programme’ where a range of sports or activities are offered to the children in KS2. The Boxercise and Taekwondo clubs prove to be very popular with our children, so much so that we ran the Taekwondo club twice to meet demand!
One of our P.E Coordinators has continued to attend coordinator and 'networking' meetings throughout the year, ensuring we stay up to date with current issues and good practice.
A Newly Qualified Teacher is receiving training in all aspects of the P.E curriculum and has been enthused by the training she has received so far.
From Easter 2017 we are trialling the employment of a local P.E specialist 'Inspiring P.E' to work alongside teachers to further enhance their practice.
A range of resources have been bought to replenish and replace our current stock. This includes new movement tables for gymnastics and a variety of equipment to use during lunchtimes to satisfy the interest of all the children.
We have also invested in the Val Sabin ‘Scheme of Work for Dance’, which provides detailed lesson plans and also a wide selection of music to use in lessons. This will be used alongside the Manchester scheme as some teachers felt the very detailed lesson plans would inspire them and aid creativity.
Please Click HERE to see how the sport funding is being spent at St Luke's.
Please Click HERE to see how the previous years allocation was spent.