Sports Premium

School Sports Premium Funding

The government is still providing additional funding to improve the 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.  The funding can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.

The Sports Leader Programme

The sports leader programme is available to all children who complete an application form, there are six units that the children will be assessed on;

  1. Personal skills
  2. Organisation skills
  3. Leadership Skills
  4. Safety
  5. Knowledge
  6. Engagement

In order to succeed as a sports leader, the children must pass each unit to a high standard. They will need commitment and determination to receive a  bronze, silver, gold or platinum award at the end of the year. These awards will be presented at sports day.

This year we should also see an improvement in the quality of equipment the children have for their PE lessons this also includes developing physical education indoors and outdoors.

Please ask Miss Moreman if you require any further information.

For the academic year 2021-2022 we have received £18,070, this year we have really developed our sports strategy and been able to get physical education back to the forefront of our priorities after Covid 19. Children have been fully engaged in the school games, been involved in competitions and continued on our Sports Leader programme. Sports Day and Willow Tree Olympics have been high profile and been supported by our parents and carers. We continue to strive for excellence and implementing the SHINE programme to combat obesity and provide children with positive mental health has been a key driver and there is clear evidence of progress.

PE and sport is an entitlement of all pupils, integral to the curriculum offered to our children. All children receive a minimum of 2 hours timetabled PE each week with a range of after-school clubs and activities helping to develop this further. Staff receive specific, sports-related training and observe/work alongside specialist sports coaches to develop their expertise further. All children are able to access our PE curriculum and have their sporting achievements, both in and out of school, celebrated by the whole school community.

The School Sports Funding is being used to enhance and further develop our existing commitment to sport and PE. It is also used to further improve the quality of teaching and learning within PE and raise the number of pupils participating in sports-related activities. We also provide a sports club to increase pupil participation in structured sporting activities. All these opportunities support the training and development of our pupils to have the skills and understanding of a range of sports to enable them to take part in competitions. The funding has also been used to provide year 4 children with transport to and from their required swimming lessons.

The Daily Mile:

Another strategy we implement is the Daily Mile, a strategy that is used in many schools to improve health and fitness within the children. Each day the children go out with their class teacher and walk for 15 minutes, this is roughly equivalent to a mile.