At Stanah we believe that sport and PE is a vital part of every child’s education and well-being and at least two sessions per week are dedicated to physical activity in the curriculum. We aim to provide all children with a wide range of sporting opportunities both during school and in after school clubs. We believe that physical education and sport contribute to holistic development of young people and through participation of sport and physical education, young people learn more about key values such as teamwork, fair play and respect for themselves and others.
What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is giving funding of £150 million per annum 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 head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. This funding has been extended and will continue for the financial year 2018/2019.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Purpose of Funding
As a school we have the freedom, to choose how we spend our additional funding but will focus on improving provision in PE and sport.
Possible uses of the funding include:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- To pay for premium sports packages
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
- Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
- Buying high quality assured professional development materials for PE/sport
How will we be spending the Sports funding and who will benefit?
We pride ourselves on providing a safe, happy and healthy environment for all children to learn. Therefore we want the money to be used so that all pupils benefit regardless of sporting abilities. We want to encourage maximum participants into sport, whilst the most able pupils are given opportunities to compete in tournaments with other schools.
We want to provide staff with training opportunities and continued professional development, to raise confidence and subject knowledge in the PE curriculum. We want to ensure this funding is invested to maximise the long term impact on our PE provision for pupils and staff.
Below are ways we intend to spent the sports funding during 2018/2019
|Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PE.||School has bought into Wyre sports premium packages and Fleetwood Football Club, who deliver some of our after school clubs, to deliver PE lessons alongside our staff. This will benefit all children from Early Years through to year 6.|
|Providing places for pupils for after school club sport.||School offers a vast range of after school clubs, accessed by children from Key Stages 1 and 2. These clubs will continue to run as before. From September 2016, we will be hosting a larger variety of clubs, purposefully to engage new participants and beginners in a variety of sporting activities.|
|Increasing participating in school sport||At Stanah we are continuously working hard to increase participation in sport across all ages. A variety of sport opportunities are given during after school activities. We intend to send more children to compete in tournaments and festivals, allowing children of all abilities to take part. We also believe inter-house competition will benefit children at Stanah and continue to work with our house captains to increase these in school.|
|Providing Professional training opportunities.||Throughout the year, funding and cover has been organised for individual members of staff can attend professional development courses. This is increasing staff subject knowledge and confidence in PE.
We also include training for upper Ks2 pupils within our school to be trained as leaders.
School Targets for 2018-2019
Our targets for this year are to improve sport/PE provision and increase participation in clubs and competition across Key Stage 1 and 2. To do this we will:
- Engage at least 60% of students in an extra-curricular activity by providing more opportunities to take part in a variety of sports.
- Enter more competitions in a variety of sports.
- Provide inter school competitions.
- Send teachers on PE courses.
- Give staff more opportunities to work with professional coaches to gain confidence and increase subject knowledge.
- Develop gymnastic equipment and progression across the school.