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 this time, 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.
At St Luke’s C of E Primary School, we aim to deliver the highest quality Physical Education, sport and physical activity opportunities for all of our children.
We are committed to the Department for Education’s vision for the PE and Sport Premium funding that all pupils will leave our school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and a lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
The funding will support us to:
- Develop a high quality and broad curriculum
- Deliver opportunities for all children to take part in physical activities before school, at lunch times and after school
- Offer children opportunities to partake in competitions
- Teach our children about the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle
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.
We provide all children with the opportunity to be physically active and gain skills. For those children who cannot access our before and after school clubs, we offer them the opportunity to get involved with and take part in our lunch time sports and activities.
We have hired a qualified sports coach from Progressive Sports to provide three after-school clubs:
- Multi-skills for the children in KS1
- Football for KS1
- Multi-sports for Lower KS2
All of these clubs are extremely popular and we have a waiting list for those wanting to attend the football club.
In addition to this, the coach runs and coordinates lunch time activities for all of 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.
A ‘City in the Community’ coach will also run activities for the KS1 children on Tuesday lunchtimes and an after school club for KS2.
This year, we have introduced new after school clubs for the children to take part in. The Skateboarding club and Dodgeball clubs proved to be very popular with our children. We have also recently introduced Bollywood Dance which is a great success, attracting many children who have not taken part in clubs previously.
In addition to this we are very lucky at St Luke’s to have a team of enthusiastic and committed staff who give up their own time to run a number of clubs including Wakey Shakey, Funky Fitness, Football, Tag Rugby etc..
One of our main aims this year is to raise the profile of PE within the school community. This will include highlighting successes in whole school assemblies, applying for the Bronze School Games award, and displaying posters around the school to attract children’s interest.
The progress of our children in P.E. lessons is being tracked by their teachers on the schools ‘Foundation Subjects Tracker’. This will ensure the needs of our children are being met by half -termly monitoring and the necessary next steps implemented.
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. These meetings are very useful as it is an opportunity for staff from other local schools to get together to share good practice and organise competitions between the schools.
Two Newly Qualified Teachers are receiving training in all aspects of the P.E curriculum and are finding the training beneficial and appropriate to their needs.
The ‘City in the Community’ coach will be working in the school for one day each week to upskill staff and ensure they are confident in their delivery of lessons (this will initially be Games).
A range of resources have been bought to replenish and replace our current stock. This will include the purchase of new Gymnastic mats and a variety of equipment to use during lunchtimes to satisfy the interest of all the children.
Both playgrounds have had their facilities improved by the addition of safe surfacing around the two trim trails, also ensuring they can be used in all weathers.
Please Click HERE to see how the sport funding was spent during the 2021/2022 academic year.
Please Click HERE to see how the sport funding was spent during the 2020/2021 academic year.