Sports Premium

Primary School’s Sports Funding at Holy Trinity

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 2014/15 and 2015/16 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.

Purpose of funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

How will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development; swimming is subsidised in order to support all families financially.

The school received £8538 sports premium for the academic year 2015-16.

The table below shows how we intended to spend the sports funding during 2015-2016.

Swimming Subsidy For Key Stage 1 and 2 Children

Swimming is part of the National  Curriculum, before children leave our school it is expected that they are   able to meet the objectives highlighted below. At Holy Trinity, all children   go swimming each year throughout their time in school. The Key Stage 2  children are offered sessions this  year, at Colchester Leisure World.“Swimming activities and water   safety: Breadth of study. DFE, PE National Curriculum.9. Pupils should be taught to:
a. pace themselves in floating and swimming challenges related to speed, distance and personal survival
b. swim unaided for a sustained period of time over a distance of at least 25m
c. use recognised arm and leg actions, lying on their front and back
d. use a range of recognised strokes and personal survival skills [for   example, front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, sculling, floating and   surface diving].”The total cost to send all KS2 children swimming, including transport, swimming instructors, insurance and  entrance fee as well as costs associated with KS1 children swimming in the   school pool have been subsidised this year.(approx. £2000)

 

Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PE

For the Summer Term the school has continued using the services of two sports coaches, one of whom already delivers some of our after school clubs, to deliver PE lessons alongside our staff including: squash, gymnastic, striking and fielding games. This initiative will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6. During the summer term the coaches will work each class in the school, attending every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. From Autumn 2015 the coaching will be done by a qualified teacher with a focus on different sports. Not only will the children benefit from being taught by a member of the coaching staff, but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice and assisting in the PE lessons.

( approx. £4700)

Providing resources to set up a new Change4Life sports club

The sports funding will be used to provide training and support for a teacher to set up a new Change4Life sports club. Invited children will attend a weekly session during the Summer Term 2015. This will enable targeted pupils to develop healthy eating alongside exercise.

(approx. £100)

Increasing participation in school sport

As well using Sports coaches to deliver high quality PE lessons alongside the class teacher, they will also deliver a weekly after school sports club. Again, this initiative will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6; each term the coach will each class. The after school club may involve learning a new sport, or improving in a familiar sport, with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment! The coach will also be used to prepare children for tournaments, offering specialist training to support: ‘Team Holy Trinity’

( approx. £1000)

Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport

In partnership with Colchester-Blackwater School Sport Partnership and  the other primary schools within our consortium, the Sports Funding will pay for the PE specialist resources to support class teachers. An area for development has been indicated as Dance and resources will be purchased to support this CPD development along with reviewing the 5-a-day programme.

(approx. £250)

Providing  opportunities for children to compete

Again, in partnership with Colchester-Blackwater School Sport Partnership and the other primary schools within our consortium, the Sports Funding will pay for the services of a school sports coordinator. Their role will be to arrange tournaments and fixtures between the cluster primaries, whilst offering exit routes for our more gifted children, allowing them to compete against other children at a higher level. In the past the school has been represented at consortium sports events, we feel it is important that children who are more able in sport are given the chance to participate against others of a similar ability and potential.

(approx. £500)

Review of Sports Funding 2015-16

Please follow the link below to see the impact so far

HolyTrinity Sports Premium School Impact Report 2015-16 April 2016

Review of Sports Funding 2014-2015

The school received £8475 sports premium for the academic year 2015-16. Please follow the link below to see how it was spent.

Sports-funding-report-June-2015