The Sports Premium is additional funding given to schools to improve physical education. It is for Primary aged children. The ethos in the school is to provide lots of opportunities for physical activities. Many classes have daily power walks in the park, and our fabulous outside equipment is available to all pupils at all break times. It is a rare day that we don’t go outside, and pupils have appropriate clothing to enable full use of the outside environment.
This is how we have chosen to use this additional money.
The funding for 2018-19 is £17,626
Funding will go towards the provision of additional shading/shelter for East site to ensure that the outdoor space can be used in all weathers.
Additionally, extra bikes and scooters will be purchased. In particular, the “penny-farthing” style bikes have been very popular and more of these will be purchased.
Impact of funding
The pupils will be able to access outdoor space to play despite extremes of weather. The penny-farthing bicycles enable pupils to get their balance and confidence prior to riding a normal cycle.
The funding during this academic year will be £8,600.
As the overall number of pupils has risen to 177 we will purchase additional playground equipment and purchase a storage shed for the bikes, toys and scooters for our East site.
It will also part pay for the installation of upper body strength Monkey bars at West site.
PE funding this year is £8,575
During this year the funding will help towards the cost of equipping our new site so that no child is disadvantaged by the move to the new additional site.
The funding will be used to subsidise the employment of a Teaching Assistant for our new site to deliver specialist PE lessons & daily Sensory Circuits sessions. The equipment for the daily Sensory Circuits will be purchased.
PE funding this year was £8,558
The funding for this year was spent on replacing broken and old play equipment; Bikes, scooters and small trampettes.
We are aware that when the new site opens we will need to be ready to equip it and use immediately. Artificial grass will be purchased so that the new grounds can be used from day one. This is very costly and the funding is being put into reserves for installation in August 2016.
We received £8,535. The allocation this will be spent on;
We received £8,000 through this government initiative.This was spent on the purchase of additional bikes and trikes for the playground. In particular the “penny farthing” style bikes have been very popular and they have enabled pupils to get their balance and confidence prior to riding a normal cycle.
We also bought new trampettes that are used in the sensory circuit sessions each
morning with the Key Stage 1 classes. This initiative has had a noticeable impact on pupil concentration and general physical health. The trampettes are also used in general PE lessons.