Primary School’s Sports Funding 2017-18
What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum until 2020 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 fund can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. This funding has been officially doubled and is being provided via the ‘Sugar Levy’.
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
- To reduce obesity
How will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?
The Governors agree that the money must be used so that:
all children benefit regardless of sporting ability
that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments
that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development
out of hours sporting activity is subsidized in order to support all families financially
See below how Christ Church will spend its allocation: £8,899 (an additional £4,000 has been added to the budget)
P.E. and Sport Apprentice
A dedicated apprentice has been employed to work across the whole school.
Mr West, will provide physical activities during break time and lunch time. He will also assist the teaching of P.E. and support extra-curricular sporting clubs.
Streetly Academy will be the training provider. Inter School competitions with 2 other schools that have employed apprentices will be organised, providing pupils with increased opportunities.
Streetly Academy (2017-18)
The school has joined with Streetly Academy in their role as a specialist PE and sport provider. Christ Church will be invited to participate in a wide range of sporting competitions.
Streetly will also provide 6 dedicated P.E. courses for staff to develop their knowledge and understanding and promote good practice.
Bryan Small (ex Aston Villa)
Bryan will be providing additional coaching sessions across the school, ensuring the average hours per week of P.E. and activity meets the suggested 2 hours.
He will also provide a Year 5 and 6 Football club at lunchtime and a Year 1 and 2 Multi Skills after school club. All clubs will be free of charge to pupils due to the high levels of deprivation.
School Mini Bus
School Mini Bus has been leased and will be used to transport pupils to a wide range of sporting activities.
Adventure Learning Partnership (2014- ongoing)
Further links with Wide Horizons, Bryntysilio. The school has signed up to become a member of Adventure Learning Partnerships. This has resulted in pupils from Years 4 and 5 working with staff from Bryntysilio covering a wide range of Outdoor Education activities.
Health and Wellbeing
Working with Streetly Partnership, a health programme for those less active pupils will be implemented in Spring Term.
Headteacher: Mr S Davies
Deputy Head Teacher: Mrs N Molineux
Chair of Governors: Mrs D Holland
Office Manager: Mrs F Baker