Sports Funding

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What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 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. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Our funding to date has been £6386

How we will be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit

PE and school sport play a very important part in the life of John Gulson Primary School. We believe that PE and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our key values such as respect, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others.

Specifically, our three main aims are:

  • To raise fitness levels of all children in the school
  • To develop the fundamental movement skills which are foundation stones for all sports
  • To improve attitudes to sport and exercise across the school community

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development; that all children are given the opportunity to participate in competitive sport and all children are given the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular sports clubs.

The table below shows how we will spend the sports funding during 2013/14.

Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PEThe school has hired the services of Coventry Rugby Club, who will also deliver lunchtime and after school clubs, to deliver PE lessons alongside our staff.
Providing places for pupils for before/lunchtime/after school clubs

Our school already offers a range of lunchtime and after school clubs, accessed by children from Key Stages 1 and 2. These clubs will continue to run as before. We will be introducing additional lunchtime and before school clubs which will engage children who are unable to attend after school clubs due to other commitments. We will be using the funding to pay for coaches to run these clubs.

Increasing participation in school sport

The funding will be used to cover the cost of extra-curricular clubs, allowing all children the opportunity to take part in sport. Table tennis and badminton clubs have been set up to attract those pupils who like to be competitive but not in a large team environment. In addition they have proved popular with the girls boosting the numbers of girls participating in sports.

Paying for specialist PE teachers

The Sports Funding will pay for the services of PE specialists who will work alongside staff supporting planning and delivery of high quality PE lessons from Early Years through to Year 6. In addition these teachers will work alongside current staff to develop their confidence in the delivery of PE. This training will begin with NQTs and HLTAs.

Providing opportunities for children to compete

Funding has been used to provide skipping ropes for every child in each classroom to be used for wake and shake sessions and to improve fitness levels in children across the school. To make the activity more exciting each term a year group skipping competition is held to allow all children the opportunity to participate in a competitive activity. This has proved to be very popular (see pupil voices). A significant number of children have learned a new skill whilst others have improved their performance. This year has seen the development of a girl’s football team with their first friendly matches being played this term.

In partnership with other local primary schools, we regularly take part in competitive sports. In addition the gifted and talented children have the opportunity to compete for the school in a football and netball tournaments.

Sport Premium Funding Impact (350.0 KiB)