The Government has provided additional funding of £150 million per annum since 2013 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding goes directly to schools and is to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on improving provision for PE and sport in schools. As a school, we are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils’ progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at Kessingland Church of England Primary Academy.
Our PE & Sports vision is seen as a key factor at Kessingland Church of England Primary Academy in providing an inclusive and exciting education. Having high quality PE lessons throughout the school, we aim to provide the opportunity for pupils to develop and become confident, competent and enthusiastic individuals, who have the skills to participate and be sports leaders in extra-curricular activities. The School Sports Premium will be used to further enhance the PE and Sports provision at Kessingland.
The final confirmation of our total funding for 2015/2016 was £9130.
How we spent the Sports Premium funding in 2015/16:
Our rationale for the use of Sports Premium funding, is that it must be used so that:
- standards in Physical Education are improved.
- all children benefit regardless of sporting ability.
- the children are given the opportunities to compete in tournaments with other schools.
- staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.
- some activities may be subsidised so that pupils do not miss out due to financial constraints.
- we make use of collaborative and partnership working.
- provision is sustainable.
With the above rationale in mind, and following the guidelines for how to spend this money, we have used the Sports Premium funding to include:
- investment in the professional development of staff at our school so they are best equipped to teach high quality Physical Education and school sport for years to come. (£500)
- providing cover to release staff work with our PE Instructor. (£3,500)
- membership of the Lowestoft and Beccles PE Association. (£50)
- setting up and subsidising new sporting opportunities. (£2000)
- increasing the amount of competitive sport in which our children participate. (£750)
- subsidising off-site swimming in order to ensure that every child can swim by the time they leave our school. (£1000)
- purchasing new team kits including drill tops. (£500)
- subsidising new climbing equipment in the activity playground. (£1500)
- purchasing equipment to offer access to new sports and physical activities as relevant. (£500)
TOTAL: £10.300 – We have also allocated additional funding to improve the Physical Education provision across the school.
Impact of the funding
All pupils are experiencing a wider range of activities.
Higher quality PE lessons are consistently being taught.
Staff have greater confidence in planning and delivering Physical Education lessons.
The number of children able to swim one length of the pool increased by 20%.
Pupils enjoy and participate in more extra-curricular opportunities. Table Tennis, Tag Rugby, Archery, Fencing and Rounders Club were introduced and had over 75 pupils involved during the course of the year.
The funding has enabled the school to compete in a number of additional tournaments and competitions.
In 2015/16 Kessingland Church of England Primary Academy competed in four times as many sporting competitions as compared to the previous academic year. The school was also awarded the Schools Games Bronze Award in October 2016. The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.
How we intend to spend the Sports Premium funding in 2016-17
- Investment in the professional development of staff at our school so they are best equipped to teach high quality Physical Education and school sport for years to come. (£500)
- Providing cover to release staff work with our specialist PE staff (£3,000)
- Membership of the Lowestoft and Beccles Primary PE Sports Partnership (£250)
- Setting up and subsidising new sporting opportunities (£1500)
- Increasing the amount of competitive sport in which our children participate (£1500)
- Subsidising off-site swimming in order to ensure that every child can swim by the end of KS2(£1000)
- Making links to other community sports providers – encouraging pupils to join out of school sports clubs through opportunities given in school (£500)
- To introduce new line markings on both playgrounds. (£750)
- Encouraging our children to improve their leadership skills through sport. Year 6 Sports Leaders (£300)
- Developing intra-school competitions and providing training and payment for Learning Support Assistants to introduce playground games at lunchtimes and after school. (£300)
- Purchasing equipment to offer access to new sports and physical activities. (£500)
TOTAL: £10,100 – We will again allocate additional funding to improve the Physical Education provision across the school.