Impact of Sport Premium Funding
What is the Sport Premium?
The Government is providing funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer.
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.
This means that we should use the premium to:
- develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
- the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
- increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- increased participation in competitive sport
For example, we can use our funding to:
- provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
- introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
- support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
- enter or run more sport competitions
- partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
- increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
- provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum
- embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching
Impact of funding
- An increase in the amount of pupils who are attending lunchtime sports clubs.
- Increased awareness of exercise and healthy lifestyles in the classes in the upper school.
- Participation in more varied types of sporting activities and multi skills sports.
- Increased enthusiasm in participants due to the specialist nature of the coaching.
- Increased confidence in teaching staff being able to deliver sports sessions.
- Increased opportunities for more pupils to attend interschool competitions as availability has been increased.
- An increase in enrichment day sessions on the Sherborne Developmental Movement for the teachers, sharing the practise and processes involved in teaching this specific type of education. This has proved useful for staff members who have fed back that they have been able to utilise these in a physical therapy way and in a way to de-escalate behaviour.
- The purchase of outdoor gym equipment has raised the amount of direct exercise and sustained exercise. Another, unexpected positive that has arisen from these pieces of equipment is that staff are using them effectively to manage behaviour.