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Primary Sports Funding 2016-17

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2014/2015, 2015/2016 and 2016/17 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is being allocated to primary school Head teachers.  This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. 

At Glasshouses Primary School, we have developed an action plan in our School Improvement Plan in order to continue to improve PE provision and raise achievement for all pupils in sport.

 

Our priorities mean that the funding for 2016-7 will:

  • Develop staff expertise in teaching in gymnastics, orienteering,  dance and invasion games skills through providing additional training and professional development and covering classes to enable teachers to do this
  • Continue to provide quality coaches for teaching some PE lessons across the school
  • Enable our Year 6 pupils to undertake a 6 week programme of outdoor activities as part of their transition to High School
  • Increase participation in district and county-wide competitions and tournaments through membership of the local sports partnership at a cost of £1300
  • Purchase additional PE resources to enable a wider and ‘new’ range of sports to be played.


At Glasshouses Primary School, we have always been committed to providing children with excellent sporting provision, as demonstrated by the recent award of the  Gold School Games Kitemark. With the added funding, we aim to build on this further, ensuring that each child experiences the benefits.

How much do we get?

Each school receives £8000, plus £5 per pupil on role in January 2015. This is allocated in two payments in September 2016 and April 2017.

How is it spent?

A large portion of our funding has been spent on maintaining our active working partnership with the School Sports Partnership to enable our children to have access to a wide range of sporting activities and competitions. ‚Äč

Impact of Sports Premium Funding 2015-2016 

  • We developed staff expertise in teaching through providing additional training and professional development and covering classes to enable teachers to do this.We are now able to deliver the Real Pe Scheme in school
  • We obtained Gold School Games Kitemark.
  • We continued to provide quality coaches for teaching some PE lessons across the school, raising the profile and enjoyment of school PE.  The funding allowed us to provide additional specialist support at lunchtime which raised the skill levels of our MSAs, improved Health and Fitness as well as reducing  negative behaviour at lunch time break.
  • We enabled our Year 6 pupils to undertake a 6 week programme of outdoor activities as part of their transition to High School
  • We increased participation in district and county-wide competitions and tournaments through membership of the local sports partnership.  Our pupils enjoyed participating and achieving in these competitions
  • We purchased additional PE resources to enable a wider and ‘new’ range of sports to be played
  • We improved the resources available for our youngest children by updating our outside area and equipment enabling our children to have high quality outdoor play. 
  • We funded transport to overcome the problems of rural isolation and met staffing costs to enable our children to participate in a large number of competitions and festivals. We have a high profile presence locally and met our  aim ior each pupil to have the opportunity to participate in a competition or festival.

    2015/16 Competition review from Mr Woolston, PE Co-ordinator and Sports Coach

    'We had a very good year taking part in many different competitions. In school I maintain a record of participation for all pupils to ensure fairness and participation for all. Overall we have attended 39 competitions, including  13 different sports; Football, Swimming, Athletics, Gymnastics, Hockey, Netball, Tri Golf, Triathlon, Cricket, Rounders, Tennis, Infant agility and Change4Life. The children progressed into the area finals in 7 different competitions, competing against schools from all of the Harrogate area. The children also were area winners in Triathlon and Swimming.

    Every child in the school attended at least one competition

    93% of Year 5/6 children attended at least 2 competitions, 70% attended at least 4 competitions

    96% of Year 3/4 children attended at least 2 competitions, 75% attended at least 4 competitions

    Year 1 & 2 children had the opportunity to attend 1 infant agility festival each and some children were also able to take part in the mixed football competition. There are very few competitions for this age group but the Year 2’s will get the chance to take part in plenty of competitions next year.'

 

 

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