The Government is providing funding to provide substantial primary school sport funding. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. It is known as the ‘sports premium’.
Purpose of the funding
Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Edinburgh Primary School received approximately £9000 for 2013/2014 as part of this funding.
The money is spent on:
• Membership of the Waltham Forest Sports Federation
• Employing sports coaches to work alongside classteachers to support continuing professional development
• Workshops to promote activity in the playground at playtime and lunchtime (eg hula hoop workshops)
• Supporting and subsidising extra curricular provision to provide a broad range of options for children
• ‘Taster’ sessions delivered by specialist coaches eg rugby in Year 5 and 6
The School Sports Premium 2016-2017 had an impact on Pupils’ participation and attainment in PE and sport including:
•Greater confidence of teachers in delivering PE as part of the curriculum especially in outdoor sports due to the specialised coaching.
•A significant t number of children engaged in skipping as a major part of their play time and lunchtimes routines.
•Delivery of high quality coaching sessions within our after school clubs in areas such as karate, basketball, football and cricket and dance has resulted in an increased enthusiasm for sport amongst the pupils with every club virtually fully booked.
•Increased opportunities to take part in competitions through the WFSSN (Waltham Forest School Sports Network) leading to many more pupils taking up sports they have never participated in before.
•PE coordinator worked closely with PSHE coordinator to help raise the status of healthy eating and the drinking of water to help promote health and well being amongst the pupils.
•The training up and employment of Sports Ambassadors to organise all of the school’s Sports Days for all pupils across Reception, KS1 and KS2.
How you will make sure these improvements are sustainable
This year Edinburgh Primary will invest the additional Sports Premium funding into providing Edinburgh with a series of whole school experiences based around sports/dance , health and wellbeing with these experiences being maintained through a set of after school clubs.
The school is looking to invest in a brand new exciting PE scheme of work which will both meet the requirements of the DFE for PE but also increase enjoyment and participation.
The staff will also be provided with the opportunity to take part in an INSET designed to equip them with the confidence and skills they need to run even more successful PE lessons.
At Edinburgh Primary, we will continue to support all of our pupils to ensure that most of them are active both in school and in their lives. We will be doing this by offering an increased range of sporting and dance clubs that are run by our staff as well as our specialised sports coaches. These clubs range from football to Netball, Cricket to Athletics, multi sports to dance. We are seeking to ensure that every child can find a physical activity or sport that they are interested in and offering them opportunities to try new sports in the hope that this will encourage them to be active outside of school.
Edinburgh Primary will re-launch its ‘Sports Ambassador lunch time programmes’, and will enter our pupils in a range of off-site sporting opportunities such as girls only sports days and the participation in the Value Games as well as taking part in Inter school competitions against the other schools across the borough of Waltham Forest.
We are also ensuring that our staff are benefiting by allowing them opportunities to work alongside our specialist PE practitioners within the children’s PE lessons. This is helping Edinburgh Primary to improve the skills and confidence of school staff to deliver high quality PE and sport sessions.
The impact of the School Sports Premium on Edinburgh Primary School Pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment