What is Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding for primary school sports. The 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, regardless of their sporting ability. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
What is the purpose of Sports Premium?
All schools must use the sports premium to fund additional and sustainable improvements for provision of PE and sport. Schools can decide how to spend their funding and impact of this spending should be seen against the following 5 key indicators:
The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity (every child completing 30 minutes of physical activity every day in school).
The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to pupils.
Increased participation in competitive sport.
What is our approach to spending the Sports Premium?
In every aspect of school life, high expectations for all pupils are evident and ingrained in the culture and ethos of the school. There is pressure to maintain standards, but the school’s leadership recognises that one of its key contributing tools for success has been the importance placed on competitive sport. Through sport, the children begin to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition: qualities that they are then able to use in their learning within the classroom.
At Springdale, children, through the curriculum and through our extensive range of extra-curricular clubs, take part in a very rich and varied PE curriculum.
Skills are taught through P.E. lessons and through a wide variety of sports provision offered at lunchtime and after school, both through teachers and specialist coaches.
The children’s achievements, for participation or success, are celebrated every time in assembly through certificates of achievement and often medals. Displays are completed around school to also highlight the successes and activities carried out by the children in sporting events.
To find out more about how we spend our PE and Sports Premium please click on the document below.
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