What is the Sports Premium?
The government continues to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in school. Green Park School received £9,284 this academic year.
Purpose of the funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of P.E. and sport. At Green Park School we recognise the contribution of P.E. to both the health and well-being of our children. We also believe that a varied P.E. curriculum and wide-ranging, extra-curricular opportunities have a positive effect on concentration, attitude and the academic achievement of all our pupils.
Use of the funding at Green Park School
The money will be used so that all the children in the school will benefit from the funding, regardless of their sporting ability. We will be using the funding to develop and improve our current provision for the P.E. curriculum and also to improve lunchtime and after-school clubs. Some of the money will be used to buy new resources to support us in providing high quality P.E. across the school.
Other uses of the funding include:
- Employing a P.E. coach to work with all classes, improving P.E. lessons with their specialist knowledge and supporting the CPD of staff
- The P.E. coach also provides organised activities at lunchtime and supports a range of after-school clubs, including preparing school teams for competitions
- To pay for children in Year 4 to participate in extended swimming lessons.
- To pay for transport to and from swimming lessons, giving children more time in school either side of their swimming lesson.
- Providing a subsidy for those in need, to provide places in after-school sports clubs.
- Bikeability course to be delivered to all Year 6 children.
- Purchase of necessary sports equipment (goal posts and netball posts)
- Paying into MK sports partnership to raise the standard of PE teaching and ensure we meet expectations for active learning
The impact of the sports funding on all pupils is being reviewed regularly by the P.E. co-ordinator, the P.E. coach and the senior leadership team. The class teachers are expected to team-teach alongside the P.E. coach, when it is appropriate, to help them develop their skills and confidence in leading outstanding P.E lessons. The P.E. co-ordinator monitors pupil participation in clubs and is able to target specific children.
The children at Green Park School are generally very enthusiastic to participate in sport and P.E. This is particularly evident through the success of our Super schools events. As a school, we promote a healthy lifestyle in children from Foundation Stage through to Year 6 pupils, by providing a wide range of after-school clubs and different lunchtime activities. The participation numbers in after-school clubs has dramatically improved with 36% of pupils participating in at least one, after-school club last half term. The feedback we have received from staff, pupils and parents about our P.E. offer has all been positive and the children are very enthusiastic.
Our improvements in P.E. and school sport have also been evident through the success of our sports teams:
- The rounders team came 2nd overall in the local festival
- Indoor athletics – girls came 3rd and boys came 5th
- Boys football team came third overall in their category
- Grils football team came 2nd
We have also taken part in various festivals from year 1 to year 6.