The government in England has provided funding of £150 million per annum since 2013 to provide substantial additional primary school sport funding. This funding is being continued for 2018/19 and is funded jointly 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 physical education and sport for all their children.
Funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual school Census in January 2018. All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus an additional premium of £10 per pupil.
The funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on Physical Education and Sport provision in schools. The money has to be spent on improving the provision of Physical Education and Sport. They will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
In light of this new funding, staff at Church Aston Infant School have reviewed the sporting provision and intend to use the money to:
To increase pupils’ participation in Sport
Improve the quality of PE lessons by hiring specialist Sports Coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching physical education
Buy in quality assured coaches who increase provision and quality of after-school sport.
Purchase equipment to extend the range of sporting provision in school
Increase the school’s participation in sporting events with other schools through the Telford and Wrekin Sports partnership
Purchase high quality CPD for staff so they can deliver high quality lessons.
Develop the school environment to provide opportunities for healthy lifestyles
Increase the health awareness opportunities within the curriculum
2018/2019 Physical Education and Sport Spending
Sports Premium Impact Statement 2017-2018
Being part of the Telford and Wrekin Sport partnership enables groups of children throughout the school to have the opportunity to participate in sporting activities and enter competitions with/against children from other schools. Being a small school this means that children can be challenged through competition and awareness of other children’s achievements. The Sports Premium has been used to fund the travel costs to these events which often take place in centres of excellence and encourage the children to continue with particular sports.
The sports partnership has also provided training for staff to ensure they are confident to deliver a range of Physical Education Lessons.
A range of sporting clubs were available to all children to provide them with opportunity to try out different sports including tennis, football and multi skills. There was an increase in the number of children accessing these clubs throughout the year (up to 70 children attending at least one club.) A Change for Life club was also provided and increased children’s awareness of healthy lifestyle. Children are able to express confidently things to do to help stay healthy including healthy eating choices, different types of exercise and the need for healthy routines eg sleep.
The sports apprentice was used to engage children in positive, active play during lunch and break sessions ensuring that during each session children were able to take part in fun, physical activities including ones that they could continue to use independently in other sessions during the week.
Cool kids provided targeted support for individuals/small groups to support both fine motor and gross motor skills. Examples of improved individual physical development was observed by teachers.100% of EYFS children met their ELG in physical development compared to their baseline figure of 67%.
All children benefited from sessions planned around developing their cycling and scooting skills and how to use them safely. As well as how to keep safe when out walking in a built up area. Scooting, cycling and walking to school is promoted for healthy living and active lives. The Local Authority Road safety team train the children each year to scoot and cycle safely. The impact of this training encourages more children to scoot and cycle to school and each year the children at Church Aston Infant School take part in the national competition, The Big Pedal. For the last three years the school has been placed 1st in the West Midlands small schools.
Swimming is not part of the Key Stage 1 curriculum but we believe that children should be encouraged to swim from an early age. Each year the Sports Premium has been used to fund the travel and swimming coach to enable every child in school to participate in 5 sessions of swimming. All children showed progress in their water confidence and swimming ability.
Many children have continued to follow with a course of swimming lessons.