Sports Premium Funding at Buxton School Primary Phase
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £450 million over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 to improve P.E. and sport in primary schools across the country.
The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year – Buxton School received £9470 this academic year. Money should be directed at improving the quality of P.E. teaching within schools, improving provision of extra-curricular P.E. activities and encouraging healthy lifestyles.
How are Buxton spending the money?
|Sports Premium Funding at Buxton School Primary Phase|
|Amount of spending and area||Impact|
|£5416 – Partial funding of specialist P.E. staff. Specialist P.E. staff have been employed to deliver lessons all the way through from reception to year 6.||– Consistent quality teaching of P.E. from trained specialists.– Progression of skills across the Primary Phase.
– A changing rota of after school clubs so children can try out a range of different sports.
|£1629 – New equipmentThis has included tag rugby belts, rugby balls, sequencing spots, skipping ropes, hoops, playground balls, footballs, balance benches, play stilts,shin pads and mouth guards.||– New equipment has meant that children have been able to play a wider range of games.– Extra equipment has meant intra-school competitions can be run with all year groups.
– Classes can now use equipment simultaneously.
|£1000 – Providing out of hours sports clubs.||– These clubs have been targeted towards those children who are the least able and least engaged. The aim is to provide them with an opportunity to try out different sports, to build skills and confidence and to instil a love of sport and healthy living.|
|£825 – ‘Introduction to Sport’ DayA day where children get to try out a variety of different sports and physical activities.||– Children are exposed to a wide selection of sports, some of which will be new to them.– Links provided to local clubs to encourage out of school sports participation.– Experts to come in to talk and demonstrate to children, motivating children to try out these activities.|
|£600 – Sports Federation subscription This subscription allows the school entry into competitions across the borough.||– A chance for many children to take part in competitive sport, playing against other children their age.– Children learn how to represent the school in a positive manner, with sportsmanlike behaviour.
– Building skills such as teamwork and communication.