Sport Premium Funding
In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
This funding is ring-fenced and we will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport.
How did St Mary’s utilise the Sport Premium funding in 2014/15 and 2015/16 academic years?
All children benefited regardless of sporting ability.
All children have been given the opportunity to compete with other schools.
Qualified sports coaches worked alongside staff for short PE modules eg cricket, golf, gymnastics, tennis to provide the professional development of staff at our school so they could be best equipped to teach high quality Physical Education and school sport for years to come.
We work in partnership with local primary schools and Ulverston Victoria High School and in Summer term 2015 St Mary’s have employed (through UVHS) an experienced P.E. teacher to work alongside with our Sports Coordinator.
Began to support and engage the least active children through new or additional sports clubs during or after the school day such as Change4Life
Encouraged our children to improve their leadership skills through sport such as the play leader initiative and leading Change4Life club.
Began to develop intra and inter school competitions.
Some additional equipment has been purchased in order to improve the quality of curriculum and extra-curriculum activities.
How will St Mary’s utilise the Sport Premium funding in 2016/17 academic year?
We will continue to ensure high quality teaching and learning in PE throughout the school is taking place. A new high quality scheme of work will be introduced for staff to trial and, if successful, the school will invest in it using Sport Premium money.
We will complete repeated equipment audit to ensure school has equipment for quality teaching and learning.
Continue to provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities for all children in school regardless of their abilities.
Continue developing intra and inter school sports competitions and provide opportunities for all children to compete.
Ensure that close links with local sports clubs are made and some children from school take up sports in those clubs.
We will continually assess the impact of the Sport Premium funding to insure all children are adopting healthy active life style and taking part in a wide range of sports and physical activities.