Sports Premium

Just like all primary schools in England we are in receipt of Sports Premium funding. In the financial year 15/16 the school received £8525.

Our funding is used to provide Continuous Professional Development to our teaching staff through a company called Sporting Influence. 

Sporting Influence is a group of professional coaches and teachers who train staff in sports'  skills. Staff are given the opportunity to watch experts teaching and then they are observed  by the coaches. This has been very successful in building up teachers’ skills and has enabled children to try many sports, to which  some of them  may not ordinarily have access.

Our identified priorities for 2015/16 were 

  • Improve staff skills and confidence through the provision of specialist coaching 
  • Continue to increase pupil participation in extra-curricular sports clubs and lunchtime activities.
  • Continue to increase participation in intra and inter-school competitions.
  • Purchase specialist equipment that will improve pupil performance in lessons and at competition level.
  • Purchase playtime and lunchtime games. 

A report detailing the impact of this funding for 1516 is attached below.

Our priorities for 16/17 are to:

  • Achieve the Active Mark Bronze award
  • Implement the "Run a Mile" initiative.
  • Continue to increase pupil participation in extra-curricular sports clubs and lunchtime activities. 
  • Continue to increase participation in intra and inter-school competitions.
  • Purchase specialist equipment that will improve pupil performance in lessons and at competition level.
  • Continue to extend the outdoor provision which can be accessed at lunch and play times with additional support from the P@WS
  • Purchase playtime and lunchtime games. 
  • To further improve the quality of school meals and packed lunches to ensure that pupils have the energy to take a full part in outdoor activities and achieve in all aspects of the curriculum.

We are in the process of recruiting a member of staff to take a lead on the implementation of the actions stated above.