Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 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. For the academic year 2015-16, schools will again be receiving funding for the development of sport.

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 we spent the Sports Funding in 2014-2015

The sports funding already received by Fishtoft Academy has been used in the following ways:

  • Weekly staff training – members of staff have worked alongside sports coaches to improve confidence, subject knowledge and develop the breadth of PE curriculum provision.
  • Additional sports activities above and beyond those provided in school.
  • Termly opportunities for KS2 to experience new sports, including transport and coaching.
  • Enrollment fee for the School Sports Partnership to enable greater opportunities for children to be involved with competitive sport.
  • Additional resources to support PE and sports provision in school.
  • Lunch time and after school clubs are now provided to the children and delivered by professionally qualified sports coaches.
  • Training for staff to deliver the Change for Life initiative.

How we spent the Sports Funding in 2013-2014

The sports funding already received by Fishtoft Academy has been used in the following ways:

  • Weekly sports coaching for all children. This covers the entire PE National Curriculum and is delivered by a professionally qualified sports coach.
  • Staff training – a member of staff will work alongside the sports coach and learn from them about delivering the PE curriculum.
  • Additional sports activities above and beyond those provided in school for example karate and curling.
  • Termly visits to the Princess Royal Sports Arena to experience new sports, including transport and coaching for all the children.
  • Additional resources to support PE and sports provision in school.
  • Competitive sports have been introduced with a termly tournament between the schools in the federation including transport.
  • Lunch time and after school clubs are now provided to the children and delivered by a professionally qualified sports coach.