What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.
The money is provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. It is allocated to primary schools to be spent at the discretion of the Headteacher. It can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
At Fremington the allocation for 2016-17 was £9,204. The alllocation for 2015-16 was £8900.
What is the purpose of the grant?
Schools will spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport; but have the freedom to choose how they do this. This might include:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with teachers when teaching PE
- Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport and providing the cover to release them to do this
- Running sport competitions and attending sports festivals and events organised by the local learning community
- Buying materials for PE and sport
- Providing places for pupils in after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs
- Encouraging children to take part in sport through active lunch times
How have we planned to spend it?
Fremington Community Primary & Nursery School is a member of the Barnstaple Learning Community for PE and sports development. This provides support for Barnstaple schools including :
- Professional development for teachers
- Support for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and
- Supporting resources, such as scheme of work and assessments tools
Through the programme of festivals and events which Barnstaple Learning Community provides, every year group has access to skills development, training and celebration of sports and physical development. There is also a programme of inter-school competitions in a variety of sports to encourage and promote PE and sport as a skill for life.
We also provide additional swimming provision for pupils who have mobiity difficulties to encourage them to participate in sports.
How will we measure the impact?
We aim to maximise the opportunities for participation in, and development of access to PE and fitness activities.
- in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and Key Stage 1 - 'Groovy Movers', 'Leap into Life', etc.
- Provision of after-school clubs - monitor take up and participation levels
- Increase participation in local area competitions - increase number of teams/participants involved
- Pupils in Yr 5/6 with mobility and water confidence issues will be able to access exercise through extra swimming
- Through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and staff development, assess provision for pupils in clubs and activities and monitor uptake.
- Specialist training for lunchtime assistants to encourage an active lunch time for pupils
Provision for PE and sport
Over the school year, a selection of the following are available:
Enrichment Provision for PE & Sport:
- 'Chance to Shine' - Cricket
- Bikeability - Yrs 5 & 6
- Tennis - Key Stage 1
- GoldCoast OceanFest - Year 6
- Tag Rugby Tournament
- Sports Hall Athletics
- Millenium Cross Country
- Kwik Cricket (boys & girls)
Curriculum PE & Sport
- Tag Rugby
Lunchtimes: Cross-country, Young Leaders Play (games), Cricket, football, basketball, multi skills