Sports Premium Funding
What is the Sports Premium? The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 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. From September 2013, Greenmount Primary School has been receiving these additional funds to support the development of Physical Education and Sport in school (Sport Premium). This money is in addition to the curriculum funding for PE and Sport from the main school budget.
Purpose of funding Schools are directed 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.
Sports Premium – How is the Money Spent?
|Greenmount Primary School Sports Premium|
|Sports Premium Spend 2016/17||Income received: £8,000 + £5 per eligible pupil|
|Total Sports Premium: £9,720|
|What the premium was used for?||Impact||Amount spent|
Part Funding for sports coaches
|Qualified coaches to provide weekly sport sessions for all children in Key Stages One and Two. Additional training for teaching staff provided by coaches||£7,000|
|Primary Schools contribution to School Games Organiser working budget. Funding for running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games.||Funding supports officials, travel for children to and from sports fixtures and trophies for Island and County competitions. Greater number of pupils in the school participating in sport competitions and school games across the Island, including participation in the Islands Gifted and Talented sports programme.||£1,250|
|PE resources||Resources for pupils to access which are developing skills and co-ordination, including lunchtime activities, to enhance P.E. provision and outcomes.||£1,470|
Supporting after school games clubs
|Increased participation rates for pupils in sport related after school activities||
Proportion of school allocated budget for external coaches supports after school clubs
The school makes additional contributions to supporting the delivery of PE throughout the school e.g. commissioned coaches supporting core PE in Y5 & 6, subsidised swimming programme in Y3, Change for Life programme in Early Years
A Primary trained teacher is employed to deliver high quality PE throughout the school. To encourage and consider the ethos of the school and to practice good teaching and learning, through well planned and delivered PE lessons. Also, to provide a selection of after school clubs to offer a whole range of PE activities, to organise pupils to attend competitions and to encourage and promote Active leaders and an enjoyment of PE throughout the school.
Greenmount employs a PE Specialist Company – Premier School Sport Coaching Ltd (PSSC). This company has grown substantially since its foundation in 2011 after the demise of the School Sport Partnership programme. Their ethos is to inspire Young People Through Sport.
They have developed innovative and exciting new programmes to help engage and encourage young people to reach their maximum potential and be inspired to continue physical activity into adulthood.
Their company is aware of the new Primary PE Premium and Pupil Premium funding streams and the Ofsted criteria for the correct use of the funding. The programmes they deliver provide fantastic value for money, enhance the PE experience of young people and can provide the impact required from the funding.
Sports Premium Statement At Greenmount Primary School we believe PE and Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people. Through PE and Sport our children learn to develop the important qualities of self-discipline, communication, team work, and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude, and academic achievement.