Sports Premium spending 2018-19
How much money do we get?
Primary schools with 17 or more eligible pupils now receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. Therefore the school receives in the region of £18,500 per year. It should be noted that annually the school traditionally invests much more than this amount in the quality delivery of sporting opportunities for our children, regardless of funding.
What’s our vision?
Our sporting vision is ‘Everybody Competes; Everybody Leads.’ This is a vital element of our vision for the school as a whole and one that will contribute towards developing the tenacity of our pupils as well as becoming a core element of our Community Curriculum.
What do we spend the money on?
For a detailed view of where the money is being spent and its intended impact click on the word document attached.
As part of our annual membership of the Erewash School Sports Partnership (£1,200) we take part inter-school competitions accessible to all pupils – ranging from popular traditional sports such as football, basketball, hockey, dance and table tennis whilst enjoying provision in some minority sports such as archery, dodgeball and tri golf. Pupils with a range of SEN needs take part in mainstream events and festivals, such as boccia, designed specifically with their needs in mind. For all these competitions we need to hire transport – and this money also comes out of the Sports Premium allocation.
As part of the ESSP our year 5s take part in the annual program of cycling proficiency and our year 3 pupils access the Five 60 program. This is aimed at educating young people on the benefits of eating five portions fruit and veg per day and taking part in 60 minutes of physical activity per day.
We also use a specially trained TA, who came through our apprenticeship route, as a sports leader every lunch time and employ a football coach for the same purpose. This is relatively expensive compared with hiring traditional lunch supervisors but we feel that sports provision at lunch has layered benefits:
It provides pupils with the opportunity to make positive lifestyle choices
It provides extra daily opportunities for pupils to take part in sports outside the normal confines of the curriculum
It helps pupils develop fitness and fosters healthy lifestyles
It allows pupils to develop social and interpersonal skills which reflect positively on whole school behaviour
Pupils take part in our own annual dance festival and some of the pupils from the twice weekly dance club take their routines into the community – putting on shows at the local care home for the elderly and at the Arena church.
This year our pupils will again be going on a residential to Walesby Outdoor Adventure Centre. Each child’s place is subsidised by approximately 50% using the Sports Premium. This means that a large proportion of pupils take up the offer and they are able to access a full program of outdoor adventure activities for the duration of their stay.
Much of our sports equipment was very old upon the establishment of the new leadership team in 2012. We are still in the process of using Sports Premium funding to replace and replenish equipment. Footballs and basketballs get used up quicker than dog chew toys and the gym equipment which looked like it had been recovered from the Titanic has finally been replaced! We continue to upgrade our equipment with purchases that match the development needs of the pupils and the curriculum. Speaking of which – we used some Sports Premium funding this year to purchase a pre-planned PE curriculum for our staff to readily adapt and use. It has helped make PE lesson planning more efficient, reducing teacher workload, and has helped us more accurately assess the ability of our pupils.