Sports  Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

As an initiative to continue and progress sport and PE, the Government has spent over £450 million to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding and to improve physical education in primary schools. This was initially spread out over three academic years: 2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. It has now been extended due to the positive impact it has had on schools around the UK and will continue to run from 2016-2017 up until at least 2020. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, and Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers 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.

Further to this sport funding, the Government has recently proposed a new ‘sugar tax’ that will be applied from 2017. The purpose of the sugar tax is to deter people away from buying sugary drinks in a bid to increase the next generation’s health and overall wellbeing. The money raised from sugar tax will able the Government to increase the funding from 2017.

At West Bretton we are passionate about sport and healthy living. We have a solid, structured action plan in place to excel our already good sports lessons and clubs.

Purpose of funding

Sport funding is to be spent on improving our provision of PE and sport, but schools have had the freedom to discuss and decide how best to deploy the money over the years the premium is given.

Possible uses for the funding could have included:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • Providing new and additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • Continuing professional staff development in physical education and sport
  • Hosting more competitions and increasing all pupil participation in those competitions
  • Buying high quality PE and sport equipment - this could include schemes of work and/or more resources
  • Providing paid for places for children to attend after school sports clubs
  • Payment of a school cluster Sports Co-ordinator
  • Run sports activities with other schools

How will we be initially spending the Sports funding and who will benefit?

At West Bretton Primary Junior & Infant School, all staff and governors agree that the money we have and will receive must be used so that:

  • All children benefit, regardless of sporting ability
  • All children have access to high quality PE equipment and outstanding PE teaching
  • All staff will have the opportunity to develop their subject knowledge and teaching expertise
  • Membership with the Youth Sports Trust organisation to gain updated knowledge of primary sport and health
  • Supporting sporting partnership with our pyramid of local schools
  • Ensuring all children have active and healthy lifestyles

Buying into annual membership with the Youth Sports Trust

The Youths Sport Trust is an independent charity completely devoted to enhancing young people’s lives through PE and sport. They are committed to giving every child a ‘sporting start’ regardless of ability or background. They are renowned for promoting sports and opportunities for those with special educational needs or disabilities. They are also excellent at working with schools and local communities and provide excellent clubs and links to many large sports companies, both locally and worldwide. The membership is annual and provides West Bretton with potential links to other organisations that we may also subscribe to, e.g. Change4life clubs. This membership aids us in utilising the sport funding to the maximum benefit of all our children and staff at the school.

Providing places for pupils for after school sports club

Our school offers a range of after school clubs, accessed by children from Reception to Year 6. By investing in the Youths Sports Trust charity, we have also had the opportunity to offer more sporting clubs such as archery. Further to this, following staff PE development, more staff have led after school sporting events/clubs, thus increasing pupil participation at these.

Increasing participation in school sport

West Bretton works in partnership with Horbury Academy and the pyramid schools to promote the participation in team games, in particular encouraging children to be involved in the upcoming sporting competitions within the local pyramid. Also, via keen teacher/ teaching assistant observation, any children who we feel are gifted and talented within sport will be encouraged to pursue further sporting events. Potentially this could mean funding the child to attend extra clubs or 1:1 coaching for the child to achieve their full potential. Equally, if we note any children who are not progressing in PE, we will offer them the same support and encouragement via coaching and or 1:1 sessions.

Development of staff

The leadership team will work in partnership with our local pyramid schools and the Youth Sport Trust to ensure as many courses and training opportunities are promoted to all staff. The funding will also contribute towards hiring professional coaches who will lead West Bretton staff towards becoming outstanding in their PE teaching.

Additional information

Full details of the Grant through the Department for Education website
The Youth Sport Trust website showing details of the exciting opportunities our membership has with them
Our Secondary School partnership website, showing details of sporting facilities the school has to offer

Please click on the links below to find out how we have spent the Sports Premium in the academic year  2015-2016 and how we propose to spend the funding in 2016-2017.

Sports Premium action plan, impact and expenditure 2015-16
Sports Premium action plan and proposed expenditure 2016-17

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