Sports Funding Grant Information

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The government believes that the PE and Sport Premium, which is additional to main school funding, is the best way to improve the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of pupils, giving them the opportunity to have access to a wide variety of physical opportunities and to develop a healthy lifestyle.

Each school is responsible for making their own decisions on what best suits the needs of the school and its pupils. Examples include additional sport clubs, equipment to support P.E and hiring specialist P.E. teachers/qualified sports coaches.

 At St Paul’s CE Primary we recognise the contribution of P.E. to the health and well-being of our children. In addition, it is considered that an innovative and varied P.E. curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.

 

 

For 2017/18, St Paul’s CE Primary prioritised the use of the PE and Sport Premium to address the following issues:

  • To enable PE and sport participation for ALL pupils.
  • To give pupils access to specialised coaches.
  • To improve pupils’ lifestyles.
  • To support the CPD of staff through participation in specialist lesson ensuring sustainable improvement in PE moving forward.
      

The grant allocations for sports funding we have recieved are shown in the table below.

 

Year Allocation
2013/14  £8870
2014/15 £8845
2015/16  £8870
2016/17 £8870
2017/18 £8866
   

 

 

Record of Expenditure 2017/18

 

Item/Project

Cost

Objective

Sports Coaches

£4500

Consistent delivery of quality PE curriculum through the use of specialist coaches.

Foundation of Light

£2490

Delivery of football coaching programme during curriculum time.

Hire of Swimming Pool

£750

Extra 15 weeks beyond ASA requirements.

Subsidy for Transport to Swimming

£1125

Extra 15 weeks beyond

ASA requirements.

Transport

£1500

Transport to various sporting events/competitions.

Purchase of equipment

£750

To replenish stocks of sports equipment.

Skipping Festival

£200

Training and entry to festival.

Equipment Maintenance Charges

£200

Annual checks/repairs of gym equipment as per statutory regulations.

Presentation Medals and Certificates

£100

To present to members of all sports teams at end of academic year.

Subsidy for After School Sport/PE Clubs

£2000

Encouraging children to engage in physical activity by offering cost effective after schools programme.

Competition Entry and Referee Charges

£175

Affiliation fees for SPSFA, entry fees for netball and football competitions plus referee costs.

Professional Development

£250

Professional Development Contribution - PE Co-ordinator.

Impact

  • Enhanced provision of PE Curriculum for existing and future pupils due to extensive staff CPD.
  • Gold award in Sainsbury’s School Games.
  • Liaison with Farringdon Sports College to train sports leaders in school.
  • Children in school have “ownership” of their own PE lessons as a result of the previous year’s action research programme.
  • Sunderland Schools Charter Award – Gold.
  • Change for Life club ran by young sports leaders.

At St Paul’s CE Primary School we are committed to continuing to build systems to ensure that any additional funding will impact on children in school. 

Future plans include continuing with the Sainsbury’s School Games and developing the role of the sports leaders in school.

 

April 2017-March 2018 – Grant funding allocated: £8,866

At this point we have made the prudent assumption that funding in the 2017/18 financial year will be no higher than that in 2016/17, though the Government has signalled that it could increase significantly as the proceeds of the “Sugar Tax” are used to increase funding levels. If and when we are notified of an increase in funding we will review our provision. However, in the meantime we are fully committed to continuing to build systems to ensure that any additional funding will impact on children in school. A significant portion of the funding will continue to be used to help transport children and teachers to such as tournaments and cluster events held at other schools.

Future plans include:

  • Continuing with the Sainsbury’s School Games and further developing the role of the sports leaders in school.

  • Continuing to employ specialist sports and P.E. coaches to work alongside teachers

Striving to offer more and more opportunities for children to experience different types of sport both in and outside of school

The money will increase sports provision across school and will be spent on,

  • Linking with Sunderland Sports Consortium to provide specialist tuition and professional development for staff. [All classes will have one PE lesson each week taught by a professional coach to ensure high standards] 
  • Supplements for swimming for KS2 children.

Sports funding from previous academic year has impacted on standards in PE across the school and on teacher's professional development.