School Sports Premium Funding at Poringland Primary School and Nursery
At Poringland Primary School & Nursery, we believe that PE & Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.
We have welcomed the provision of additional funding to improve provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for our young people.
Sport Premium Grant
Funding for schools was based upon the number of primary aged pupils (Years 1 to 6) as at the annual census in January 2015. All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil.
Total no of primary aged pupils between the ages of 5-11 (Jan 2015) = 236
Total amount of Sport Premium Grant received £ 9180 (£8000 + (236 x £5))
What does the Sport Premium mean for our School?
‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).
At Poringland Primary School and Nursery, we have decided to spend the Sport Premium Grant on the following:
- School Sports Partnership
This will enable us to further increase pupil participation in a wide range of high quality PE lessons, extra curricular clubs and competitive matches and festivals. In 2015-2016, pupils from Poringland Primary School & Nursery participated in the following inter-school competitions together with pupils from other local primary schools: Basketball, Sportshall Athletics, Tag Rugby, Multi skills, Kwik Cricket, Dance, Netball, Swimming and Cross Country.
- Cluster Link teacher
The Cluster Link teacher co-ordinates inter-school competitions at cluster level. They also offer a program of coaching and professional development for every cluster primary school. Free Basketball Coaching sessions are available to all Key Stage Two children.
- Cost of Transport
Our school minibus affords us greater flexibility in transporting pupils to sporting activities.
- Additional resources
We have purchased many additional teaching resources to continue to develop our PE curriculum across the school. We have purchased new storage sheds for the Infant Playground.
The Health and Wellbeing curriculum team have been supported in evaluating the provision across the school and developing a cohesive action plan for the future.
- Curriculum Development
We have developed links with Whitlingham Outdoor Education Centre to allow children in Year 5 and Year 6 a variety of Outdoor and Adventure Activities. Year 4 pupils now receive a comprehensive program of swimming teaching, matched to their previous experiences and abilities.
We feel that we are spending our current Sports Premium Funding wisely to enable as many children as possible to access high quality PE lessons, to participate in a wide range of extra curricular clubs and activities, and to have the opportunity to engage in competitive matches and festivals with other local schools. The equipment and resources purchased will enable us to sustain the additional sports now offered, and links with the SNSSP will enable us to continue to develop the quality and range of our existing PE and Sports curriculum.