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Primary Sport Grant Funding 2014 - 15

Primary Sport Grant Funding

Olympic Legacy Grant

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 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 - will be allocated to primary school Headteachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.


Schools will spend the additional 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 might include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE.

  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs.

  • Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport.

  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport.

  • Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games.

  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport.

  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs.

 

Primary Sports grant awarded

 

Eligible number of pupils on role 

408

Lump sum 

£8.000

Extra per pupil (£5 x 408 )

£2,040

Total amount in grant money 

£10,040

Total amount spent on enhanced provision 

 

£4,960 - swimming (school funds the transport at a cost of £6,400)
£2,850 - sports specialist provision
£400    - AT7
=£8,210 (remainder used to attend competitions and offer more after school sports)

  
The grant is being used to extend & support provision in school:
Our school’s PE curriculum is enhanced through the use of specialist coaches across Reception, and Key Stages 1 and 2 with pupils in the Nursery having dance tuition in the summer term. All pupils from Year 3 upwards now have swimming lessons as part of the curriculum during each year (an improvement from last year – as this was only for pupils in Year 4). The length of these lessons has also been extended so the pupils have more time in the water.

 

Extra-Curricular Sports
We are able to provide pupils across the school with many more opportunities to enjoy sports beyond the school day, with all activities subsidised. Our current offer includes: multisport, tag rugby, gymnastics, dance, and football.  All delivered by specialist sports coaches.

 

Competitive Sports
Stoke Primary School believes in the positive benefits of competition in sports and has a growing number of opportunities for pupils to take part in competition against other schools.

 

Outdoor Education
In the summer term Year 6 experience Archery, Rock climbing, and other outdoor activities at AT7 Centre. Over the last few years school has also supported pupils in years 5 & 6 to have a four day residential experience in the summer holiday at Plas Dol-y Moch in North Wales. This year the sport funding will be used to fund more places. The social and personal development that takes place through staying away from home for a number of nights pupils take part in mountain walking, kayaking, mining, rock climbing, abseiling and orienteering.

These trips create lifelong memories

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