Sport Premium funding, also known as Olympic Legacy funding, for Physical Education and School Sport was announced by the government in March 2013. This substantial sum of £150m per year is going directly to schools this autumn, running from September 2013 to August 2015. The new ‘ring-fenced’ funding – only to be spent on PE and sport – will go directly to schools who will decide what is best for their children’s needs with the aim of improving the quality of provision in every state primary school in England. This could vary from specialist coaching and teacher training to dedicated sports programmes,Change4Life sport clubs and support for after-school or weekend competitions.
Here at The Grove we will be receiving around £8500 which in accordance with the guidance we will be channelling directly into developing the provision of Sport and PE throughout the school. We have developed a plan that is based around the academic year September 14 to July 15. Below is a breakdown of how the funding will be spent with how we will be measuring its impact on our children.
- Membership to the Cambridge School Sport Partnership in order to develop a wider network of competitive sports opportunities and staff development opportunities
- Employment of a specialist teacher in Physical Education who will work alongside teachers to help them develop their own skills through planning support, delivery of lessons and assessment. This support will be across the whole school ensuring that the skills of teachers and quality of PE lessons in school are significantly developed.
- Subsidising children attending sporting activities in school time.
- Subsidising sports clubs in school that children may not otherwise have access to outside of school
- Subject leader time to develop and map the new curriculum
- Expertise from local sec school to provide festivals for all age groups
- Providing access to leadership development programme for Year 5 and 6 pupils
- Membership to the Youth Sports Trust which gives the leadership team resources for developing PE and school sport across the school and provides access to specific CPD
The impact of this funding will be measured through:
- Pupil perception questionnaires measuring the interest of children in different areas of the PE curriculum
- Direct feedback by teachers on the quality of support offered by the specialist
- Feedback from the specialist teachers to the Head Teacher
- Increase in the number of children engaging in inter school sporting activities
- Increase in the number of children attending a sports club either in school or outside
- Cambridge School Sports Partnership annual questionnaire