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Primary School's Sports Funding

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What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 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 headteachers 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.


Purpose of Funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • New or additional Change4Life 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
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs

2015 – 2016

In 2015/2016 our school was allocated £8,095 which will be spent in line with the following projects, to promote Health, wellbeing and Physical Education:

  • To employ a specialist teacher to deliver high quality PE to Key Stage 2, and advise the Foundation/KS1 teacher where appropriate.
  • To update equipment to develop Fundamental Movement skills in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.
  • To continue giving children as many opportunities as possible, to compete at Inter school level.
  • To achieve Bronze award for the Sainsbury schools games.
  • To promote leading a healthy and active life.

2014 – 2015

At Leeming & Londonderry Community Primary School we aim to promote a positive attitude towards sport and exercise.  We aim to give pupils opportunities in school to try new activities, with a strong emphasis on participation and enjoyment.

PE lessons are aimed at developing skills that can be easily transferred into individual and team sports. Every child takes part in a minimum of 2 hours PE per week, including games, gymnastics, dance, outdoor adventurous activities and swimming.

We aim to offer a sport’s club each academic year whether it be to promote participation in a certain activity or sport, or promote children to lead a healthy lifestyle and to ‘keep fit’.

In 2014 – 2015 our school was allocated £8,095 which is to be spent in line with the following projects:

  • To employ a specialist teacher to team teach with staff for a fixed period of time.
  • To use specialist sports coaches to up skill staff and further pupils development.

We will also continue to improve competitive school sports and give as many children as possible the opportunity to compete at Inter School level. PE will form part of a whole school improvement initiative targeted towards Health, Well being and Physical Education.

The spending of the sports funding 2014/2015 had a positive impact on the children in the following ways:

  • Through quality first teaching, from the specialist teacher, there has been an increased enthusiasm and participation in PE. Children want to be involved in PE lessons and are expressing positive attitudes to the lessons.
  • Children have participated in many activities which have developed their skills, skills which could be transferred across a variety of sports. Developing the use of ‘Core task cards’ has made this possible.
  • Teachers feel more confident in delivering PE sessions and beginning to link lessons to other curriculum areas such as English and Maths. (Recording of sequences, measuring of jumps in athletic type activities)
  • Staff worked alongside coaches including a tennis and rugby coach, in order to develop their skills and also to provide children with specialist coaching to develop the agility, balance and coordination.
  • All children in Key Stage 2 took part in Inter school competition throughout the year including a Swimming gala, netball, cricket and gymnastics.
  • Through the high quality teaching and coaching children made progress, set own targets and learnt about keeping their bodies healthy.

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