What is the Sports Premium?
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 schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and Physical Education for all their children.
In 2017-2018 the amount of money each school will receive has been doubled £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. The money will be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability.
Purpose of the funding
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
This means that you should use the premium to:
- develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
- make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
For example, you can use your funding to:
- hire 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
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
- run sport competitions
- increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- run sports activities with other schools
All schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how we do it. Here at Millbridge Junior and Infant School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of children and believe that varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.
Sports Premium Funding Spending at Millbridge Junior and Infant School
We have used the funding to contribute to the costs of providing a fully qualified Sports Coach to enhance PE across the school four days a week. This has enabled –
- Enhanced quality PE teaching, with a qualified Sports Coach
- Full extra-curricular programme across school with sports clubs being offered to both KS1 & KS2
- Lunch-time sports activities being offered across school including team games and the Golden Mile
- Rotating timetable of extra-curricular sporting activities.
- Increased attendance at extra- curricular activities.
- Children trying new sports and activities.
- Inclusive programme created to enable all children to attend not just children who are talented.
- Improved activity levels during break times linked to raising awareness of health & Fitness
- Whole school dance days