Sport and PE Funding 2017/18
Physical Activity Funding Statement 2017-2018
What is the Sports Premium?
The government has provided funding of £150 million per annum since 2015 to provide substantial primary school sport funding. The 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 head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and Physical Activity (PA) for all their children. The money can only be spent on sport and PA provision in schools. In 2017/18 we received £16,220.
Purpose of the funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PA and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
At Yealand C of E Primary School we recognise the contribution of Physical Activity to the health and well-being of the children. In addition, it is considered that an innovative and varied PA curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.
The governors agree that the money must be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability. It’s important that we use this money wisely to promote sport and Physical Activity.
This academic year the school began a new venture working closely with 3-1-5 Sports and Leisure Centre, Lancaster. Each week the children and staff spend an afternoon at the centre working with professional trainers. During their time at the centre the children have covered a number of skills including dance, cross country running, exercise and healthy living. In addition we have bought in specialist P.E. coaches who have offered hockey, football, basketball and other sports in to the school setting.
Funding was allocated to subsidise the outdoor pursuits residential for KS2 pupils. Year 3 & 4 children attended Borwick Hall for a two night residential were they took part in archery, climbing and other outdoor activities. Money was also used for the Year 5 & 6 residential trip to The Venture Centre in the Isle of Man.
Throughout the school year pupils take an active part in local sporting competitions. Money is allocated from the Sports Funding for transport and additional equipment and kit needed for these events.
All pupils at the school from Reception to Year 6 swim weekly.
Within this Year 6 cohort (2017-18) all pupils; 100% meet the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. They can use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.