Use of Sport’s Premium 2015/2016
Sports Funding is provided to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. The funding is provided jointly by the Department for Education and the Health, Culture Media and Sport Department. It is allocated to head teacher to decide how to spend it to benefit the pupils. Our school allocation is £8000.
|Key Objectives for our Sport’s Funding Allocation
|1.To provide a greater range of sporting opportunities for all pupils:-
- P.E. has a high profile at St. Johns and lessons are organised to be strenuous and have high impact.
- A programme of P.E. activities is provided across the age ranges, both at lunchtime and after school. TFS/external coaches are employed to deliver some of these.
- Quality and varied P.E. resources have been purchased for lessons and extra curricular activities.
- Competitive sporting opportunities in a variety of sports; table tennis athletics, Fitzy Fox, Girls and Boys football, hockey, tennis etc are financed for travel and staffing costs.
- An extra swimming lesson and coach has been purchased for a KS2 class.
- Sport’s leaders in upper KS2 amongst G&T pupils are used to develop leadership and extend their knowledge and skills.
- Stanley Head PE Days for all KS1 & KS2 pupils to focus on physical fitness.
|2.To improve the teaching and expertise of staff:-
- A specialist coach is used to work alongside our own teaching staff on a rolling programme to aid staff development. P.E. observations help improve performance.
- Training for staff through the Open Network.
|3.To promote healthy lifestyles amongst our pupils and families:-
- In addition to 2 hours P.E. from reception to Y6 the children will have a 10 minute activity(PA) session each day.
- Active lunchtimes are promoted through the provision of quality resources.
- Training for playground/sports leaders.
- Sports camps are organised during holidays for pupil premium pupils.
- A sport’s healthy lifestyle week is held each year and various intra class competitions are held each term.
- The ‘Food for Life’ accreditation will commence in 2015 and impact on health promotion with food.
- School cycling courses take place regularly.
- Work takes place to help children make informed choices about healthy lifestyles and parent courses are held on healthy eating.
|4.To promote school sport throughout the city:-
- A percentage of the premium is used to support the sport’s network established by Helen Moores (the former Stoke South Sport Co-ordinator) to develop physical activity and competitive sport amongst primary schools that are members of the OPEN P.E. network. This network offers lots of opportunities to collaborate with the Youth Sport’s Trust and active School’s Programme. It also provides quality professional development for our teachers.