Sport and PE Funding

Sport and PE Funding 2016/17

Physical Activity Funding Statement 2016-2017

What is the Sports Premium?

The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2015/ 16 and 2016/17 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 2016/17 we will receive £8,128.

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. We have bought into the Lancaster Sports Network which includes professional development courses; every teacher at Yealand will take part in PA professional development courses this year, ensuring high quality PE provision continues. This partnership also enables our children to take part in competitive sports competitions with the potential to advance to county finals. We are able to provide cover for teachers to take groups of children to sports competitions.

We have bought in specialist P.E. coaches who offer lacrosse, cricket and Rugby.  In the spring half term we will be using the money to take KS2 children to 6 climbing sessions at Kendal Climbing wall. We also use some of the P.E. to contribute to sport after school clubs, these include street dance, self-defence, golf and basketball to offer the children the opportunity to try new sports.

We have used some of our funding to buy in a specialist P.E. teacher to work across school once a week who has delivered high quality P.E. teaching and led staff INSET and also contributing to curriculum planning based on the new curriculum.

Funding to has also been used to fund forest skills sessions with a specialist teacher, which took place during the first term of this academic year. 

Funding was allocated to subsidise the outdoor pursuits residential for KS2 pupils.  Year 5 & 6 children attended Hawse End Outdoor Activity, near Keswick and Year 3 and 4 children attended an overnight stay at Castle Head Centre, near Grange –over-Sands.  

We will also use some of the money to collaborate with Arkholme CE Primary School and our other Lune Valley Cluster Schools to organise and run Sports tournaments, hosted by each school throughout the year.