Sports Premium

Introduction

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding.

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 Headteachers 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.

The aim of this funding is to improve lifestyles and tackle obesity and other health related issues.

Our Funding

2016/17

Waltham-on-the-Wolds CE Primary School will receive £8,380 of Sports Premium funding for the financial year 2016/17 (starting from April).

This money will be spent on providing the following opportunities:

  • Specialist sports coaching, timetabled for all pupils each week.
  • Dance lessons funded as part of the curriculum timetable each week for all pupils and participation in a dance showcase with other local schools.
  • Hire of the Village Hall to enable PE to take place during the winter months (or when it is raining) due to our school having no indoor sports facility on our premises.
  • Transport costs to sporting venues/tournaments.

The aim of this investment is to improve the lifestyles and overall health and fitness of the pupils in the school as well as providing opportunities they may not have had access to due to the constraints of a small school budget and limited indoor facilities. In addition to this, we aim to build on our successes in local tournaments so that more trophies appear on our shelf. This will build on the Olympic legacy and encourage our children to aim high, persevere, practise respect, experience joy of effort, pursue excellence and learn fair play.

2015/16

Waltham-on-the-Wolds CE Primary School received £8,320 of Sports Premium funding for the financial year 2015/16 (starting from April). Coupled with money allocated from our designated school budget, the sports premium was spent in a number of different ways to support the provision of improved quality of sports and PE for all pupils.

How we spent the funding:

Activities Selected Cost
Qualified sports coaching £8,457
Village Hall hire charges £864
Transport to sporting venues/competitions/tournaments £1,000
Equipment £112
TOTAL investment in high quality sports provision £10,433

Data accurate as of September 2016. This will be reviewed and reported on at the end of the Academic Year.

Impact

Building on last year's noticeable improvements in overall fitness levels, more of our children are engaging in sport in and out of school. When the weather was too severe to use our school field, children walked down to the Village Hall to participate in their weekly PE sessions: dance, games or gymnastics. It was a similar scenario for After School Sports Club, with the Sports Premium funding the use of the hall. Children were able to practise and develop their skills each week, building on prior learning and went on to win the Vale and Melton Hockey Tournament, beating a number of large primary schools in the process. They represented the area in the County Finals and played extremely well, holding their own against tough competition from much larger schools.

Younger children regularly attended an early morning fitness class and our children attending After School Club were always requesting to go out and play football or rounders. This growing interest in sports has led to more active participation . Participating in running races on sports day is optional, (the competitive team games are compulsory though) as not all children respond well to performing in front of an audience (as they don't in stage shows); this year every child entered every race, including the long distance events and were determined to cross the finish line. This is a significant shift in mind-set from previous years and one we intend to build on this year.

2014/15

Waltham-on-the-Wolds CE Primary School received £8,410 of Sports Premium funding for the financial year 2014/15 (starting from April). This money was spent on providing the following:

  • Specialist sports coaching, timetabled for all pupils each week.
  • Dance lessons funded as part of the curriculum timetable each week for all pupils.
  • Hire of the Village Hall to enable PE to take place during the winter months (or when it is raining) due to our school having no indoor sports facility on our premises.

Children's overall health and fitness of the pupils is becoming more evident with all children experiencing at least two hours of PE each week. They are less breathless when walking to the Village Hall and remain active for longer during the lessons

Our dance teacher has seen an increase in the number of pupils attending her classes outside of school hours and our sports coach has seen more children attending football clubs and tennis clubs outside of school. Several children have signed up to a local Rugby Club and their enthusiasm and developing skills led us to victory in the Vale Tag Rugby festival.

Children have asked us for more equipment to use at playtimes to help them develop their skills further; they gave me a wish-list using the Espo catalogue stating how and why it would benefit them. Once the equipment arrived, they sorted it in to boxes for each Key Stage and took responsibility for creating zones on the playground where children could practise. This subsequently developed great leadership skills which were heightened through localised training as Sports Ambassadors.