What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding’. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. In 2016-17 each school receives £8000 plus £5 per pupil based on the school census data.
The Shrubberies School received £8,225 in Academic Year 2015/2016 and will receive £8175 in the Academic Year 2016/2017.
Possible uses for the funding include:
hiring specialist PE teachers/qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
new or additional sport clubs
paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs
How does this affect The Shrubberies School?
As a school we have established a main aim and mission statement. This statement is as follows:
To encourage all pupils, whatever their learning disability, when they leave Key Stage 2 to be more confident and willing to participate in a range of activities, in order to set the foundations for lifelong physical activity. In order to achieve this statement we plan to use the additional money to
Provide a clear & structured PE curriculum which is consistent & sustainable.
To improve the quality & consistency of provision of PE & help improve staff confidence in their delivery in order to improve levels and standards.
To provide additional indoor or outdoor activities for identified groups of pupils who may not be able to fully access traditional PE lessons.
To establish links with other local schools to widen the opportunities for physical development.
Our intentions for the use of this funding to achieve our aims can be seen in the following attachment which is a working document; this means it will be updated on an on-going basis.