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Primary Sport Grant Funding 2016 - 17

Primary Sport Grant Funding - 2016/17

 

The government has continued to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools for the 2016/2017 academic year. 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.

 

Some of the ways we can use our funding are:

 

  • Hiring of qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • Provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • Introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • Supporting and involving the least active by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • Running sport competitions
  • Increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • Running sport activities with other schools clubs.
 

 

Primary Sports grant awarded 2016/2017

 

Eligible number of pupils on role 

409

Lump sum 

£8,000

£5 per pupil (prorata)

£1,810

Total amount in grant money 

£9,810

Total amount spent on enhanced provision 

 

 £7, 993
 

Qualified Sports coach providing:

   Teacher training, mentoring & support    

   After school sports clubs

   Sports competitions

   Specialist coaching

 £   375

Contribution to Summer Dol-y-Moch (adventurous activities i.e. cycling, orienteering)

 £   285

Travel to sports competitions

 £   460

EYFS Lunchtime Dance Club

  £  356

Physical Therapy (swimming) for pupils with severe physical needs

 £   341

Resources

 

 

 

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. Teachers are receiving specialist training, guidance and mentoring in the delivery of Sports and outdoor PE from these coaches.

 

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 being heavily subsidised. We currently offer football, dodgeball, change4life, gymnastics, dance and netball. These are all delivered by a qualified, specialist sports coach.

 

Competitive Sports
 

Stoke Primary School believes in the positive benefits of competition in sports and we continue to develop greater emphasis on competitions and have rapidly increased participation and entries into sports competitions with other schools in a variety of sports and activities. We have also held our own intra-school sports competitions within school which was culminated by holding a school games day. There have been an increasing number of opportunities for pupils to take part in competition against other schools with children from each year group having at least two opportunities to participate in inter-school competitions.

 

Impact

 

We asked our staff and pupils about the impact they have seen and experienced following the introduction of specialist PE teachers in the school. Teachers stated that their confidence in teaching PE has grown this year due to various opportunities to observe a specialist PE teacher. They went on to say that they believed children are far more engaged in PE as a result of specialist teaching that ‘makes it clear what is needed to improve’. Children went on to say that PE lessons are becoming more ‘fun and challenging’. One child stated that they felt that they had ‘more chance to get better’ as the result of having a specialist PE teacher.

 

Children were all enthusiastic about the after school clubs that they had attended throughout the year. Children highlighted that they have enjoyed learning and practicing new skills during the clubs. One child went on to say ‘I have improved during PE and after school clubs which has helped when taking part in competitions’.

 

Children from all year groups have had an opportunity to compete in inter school competitions this year. We have entered a wide variety of inter school competitions this year (athletics, rounders, tag rugby, dodgeball, gymnastics, football and netball). Children have made comments about how much they have enjoyed these competitions describing them as ‘fun’ and ‘exciting’. Staff have noticed an improved effort from children in PE lessons as they are striving to participate within competitions.


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