PE and Sport Premium
Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Lindens’ Use of Sport Premium
Since the 2012 Olympics, the government has been providing funding for primary schools to develop a ‘sporting legacy’. This funding has been available to Head Teachers of primary schools, who are to account for the allocation of the funding and evaluate the benefit of any action taken utilising the funding, for pupils. The level of funding provided to schools is based on pupil numbers recorded in the annual school census.
Over the past year, the funding for Lindens was used in the areas detailed below. (Feedback from staff and pupils was used to evaluate the effectiveness of where the money has been used.)
The Sport Premium has been used by Lindens for:
· Membership of the Streetly Academy Sports Partnership, has also included the YST membership. Streetly has provided competitions for children through Years 1 to Year 6, which is not available to non-member schools. Staff training has also been provided as part of their commitment to help schools improve the delivery of their PE.
· Specialist sports coach to work with Nursery, Reception, Years 1 and 2. This has proven to be very informative for the staff in Foundation and Key Stage 1 areas, giving a different view on the delivery and development of PE. These coaches have mainly worked on the development of key movements for Foundation.
· Specialist sports coach to work with staff and pupils in Years 5 and 6, to enhance the knowledge of staff with non-specialist backgrounds in PE. This arrangement worked in conjunction with the Wider Music Experience for Years 5 & 6 provided by Forest Arts.
· Offer financial assistance, part of the funding has been used to support parents allowing children to participate in events that they would have been financially prevented from. (eg. access to adventure weekends, vehicle hire for teams to venues, access to school clubs)
· Financial support for the school to allow staff to be released, this has not been incorporated for staff training as staff have attended courses out of normal school hours during the year or have been able to cover lessons internally.
· To organise/participate in events for children to compete in, some of the money has been used to allow for the organisation of events for the children and the cross school development of PE.
As a result of the review of the use of the Sports Premium funding the Head Teacher, in consultation with the PE subject lead at Lindens, has agreed that the money should be invested to provide the best possible opportunities for development within the school by:
· Continue to participate in the Streetly Academy sports partnership as this will allowed continued opportunity to participate in level 2 inter school competitions and from there – if successful – at level 3, such as the Black Country Games. The value of this investment has been noted by the ability to utilise competitions for all years from Year 1 upwards. The ongoing staff development opportunities will continue to be used. This will also continue to include membership of the YST
· Continue to use a specialist sports coach for Foundation and Key Stage 1. Year groups will alternate between the two coaches, as a new Sports Coach Apprentice will be taken on part time, to deliver PE.
· Continue to use a specialist sports coach to provide PPA cover for Upper Junior staff providing ongoing delivery of PE to years 5 and 6. This also allows for links to external sports clubs for rugby and athletics.
· Continue to offer financial assistance for families where support is required allowing greater involvement in events for children that would be prevented from being able to participate otherwise.
· Continue to give financial support allowing school staff to be released to attend PE training will continue to be available however will be covered internally where possible.
· To organise/participate in events, children will continue to be given the opportunity to take part in a range of extra-curricular activities (PGL, inter school games and tournaments).
· To replace or fund the provision of PE equipment across the school Equipment will continue to be acquired using alternative funds where possible (football strips through sponsorship or competitions; free offers to promote events with equipment provided etc.)