What is Sports Premium?
Schools have been issued with funding from the Government as part of the Sport Premium initiative. This sum of money should be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport that each school offers.
At Eastnor C of E Primary School, careful consideration has been given as to how this money was spent. Our rational for spending the money is;
- To improve the quality of the sport and PE that we are already offering to the children our school, ensuring all children benefit from the funding.
- Offer training opportunities to staff to improve teaching and learning and for CPD.
- Ensure the school is able to participate in local tournaments and host their own events.
- Encourage more participation in a wider range of after school activities for all children.
As a result of these discussions we are very pleased to explain how the Sports Premium has impacted on PE provision and development to date.
Sports Premium Report for 2016/2017
Specialist PE teacher to fulfil all CPD requirements for staff which included the training of a specialist PE Teaching Assistant - £5000
Specialist PE teaching to plan and implement intervention sessions - £1000
Implementation of enhanced lunch time and after school provision - £500
Transport to tournaments/events - £500
Sports equipment and resources - £1500
Through a focused high quality physical education curriculum, lead by our specialist PE teacher, we have made sure our children have access to physical activity for life as well as build the foundation for future participation and performance in sport. Our high quality PE programme has developed physical literacy and allowed our children to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. The funding has contributed to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership.
This year, targeted interventions have supported the identification and development of children who were least active or struggled with fundamental skills. Employing our specialist PE Teaching Assistant has supported the design of targeted physical activity interventions. Engaging these children through a breadth of appealing opportunities during curriculum time, lunchtimes and after school has promoted wider health and well-being messages in a young people-centred environment.
We recognise the importance of physical activity for all and have developed our comprehensive programme of opportunities for our pupils to be physically active throughout the school day. The funding has provided access to an extensive array of lunchtime and after school clubs to cater for everyone. At present 90% of our children access these valuable opportunities. As all children from R-Y6 have the opportunity to attend a sports club or event throughout the year, children have broadened their knowledge’s of a range of sports and often enquire about local clubs, which as a school we sign post them to. This year we have made a further 5 formal school to club links. This is therefore promoting a healthy, active lifestyle inside and outside of school.
This year the funding has helped our PE team to work
together extensively to organise a larger number of competitive matches and
sports festivals with other schools than ever before. We took part in 34 - Level 2 competitions and 3 - Level 3 County
tournaments. We were delighted to be crowned Herefordshire County Netball Champions
at the Herefordshire Winter Games. We were also extremely proud to come runners
up in the Girls County Cricket competition and 3rd in the mixed
County Cricket event.