Yelvertoft Primary School is committed to supporting every child to be physically active and have positive attitudes towards healthy and active lifestyles. In the past school year children have had the opportunity to access a wide range of sporting and physically based activities developing new skills through PE lessons, after school clubs and inter-community sporting festivals and competitions.
We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to extend this additional funding for 5 years to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools
From the academic year 2013-14 the Government have awarded all schools 'Sports Funding'. Each school, with more than 17 pupils, receives £8,000 with an additional sum of £5 per pupil. The allocation for Yelvertoft Primary School in 2013/14 was £8405.
In 2014/15 our allocation was £8405.
In 2015/16 our allocation was £8425.
In 2016/17 our allocation is £8470
We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting activities.
To date, the school has used the funding in the following manner:
1. Hiring of specialist PE and sports coaches. Class teachers to work alongside the coaches to gain skills and refresher training
2. To support and involve the less active children by running after school sports clubs and lunchtime clubs
3. Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/Sport
4. Provide resources for PE and Sporting Activities
5. Run sports activities with other schools
6. We have a Healthy School week during the year. Some of this grant would be used to pay for external providers to help our pupils learn about keeping healthy.
We would expect the impact of the Sports Premium Grant to be:
- Increased opportunities for all our pupils to access a wider variety of PE and Sports
- Opportunity to develop the competitive element of sports and the skills of sportsmanship
- Increased opportunities for our pupils with sporting talents to train and compete with pupils of similar skills
- Develop pupils understanding of the importance of keeping fit and healthy and ways they can improve their health and fitness
- Pupils who are fitter, healthier and are motivated to continue to improve.
Impact of Sports Premium Grant 2015/16
- We are members of the local School Sports Partnership
- Attended Primary Sport Conference
- Provided football and tennis taster sessions for KS1 & KS2
- We have taken part in cluster sports events including
- Rugby Festival, Key Stage One Football tournament, Girls Football @ Moulton College, Cluster Netball Tournament,
- Sports Crew were selected and attended training with cluster schools
- Lunchtime activities organised and run by Sports Crew providing children with more physical activities during lunchtimes
- PE and playground equipment
- South American Dance Workshop for EYFS & KS1
- Olympic Enrichment Week across the school
- Bikability training - Level 1 and Level 2 - children more confident and safer riding bikes
The profile of PE and sport has been raised across the school: Levels of participation in sports clubs and events has increased and school sport successes have been celebrated in assemblies. This has enabled us to encourage the children to become more physically active and promote physical activity as a positive activity with long-term benefits for your physical and mental well being.
We have therefore decided to spend the Sport Premium Grant for this academic year on the following:-
- membership of Sports Partnership with our cluster schools
- active members of Healthy Schools initiative
- PE Co-ordinator attending PE local area conference
- Bikability for KS2
- Training of Sports Crew - Year 6 pupils - to lead sports activities in the playground during lunchtimes
- resources to enhance our PE provision across the school
- Healthy Schools initiatives - healthy eating across the school including drinking water
- Providing transport and staff to allow the children to participate in cluster sporting competitions
Our Sports Premium Grant strategy plan will be updated and reviewed in July 2017