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 are we planning to use Sport Premium money in 2018-19
In 2018-19 academic year we are planning to
- Carry on annual PE equipment audit in order for new equipment to be purchased when necessary
- Increase the range of sports on offer to offer to try and encourage less active pupils to develop a healthy lifestyle i.e. yoga, teambuilding and orienteering
- Purchase new playground equipment for Infants playground to ensure children from Early Years have access to active and fun break times
- Develop leadership opportunities for students in KS2, including buying of specific ‘sports leader’ kit and training opportunities led by the PE specialist
- Employ qualified sports coaches to work alongside staff for short PE modules
Sports Premium Evaluation Document 2017 - 18
How did St Mary's utilise Sport Premium funding in 2016/17 academic year?
Qualified sports coaches worked alongside staff for short PE modules eg cricket, tennis, athletics, table 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. As a result of it, our children were more successful at cluster competitions. Using Sport Premium funding to pay for table tennis morning club enabled more children to participate in the activity as it has been paid for. In total, the school spent £1072 to pay for qualified coaches.
In 2016-17 academic year the school did equipment audit and purchased equipment to ensure all sports are taught to a high standard. Purchasing the extra equipment enabled the school to host some of cluster competitions and friendly matches on school's premises such as football, netball and cricket. In total, the school spent £896, 73 to pay for sports equipment.
Our school gives opportunities to all children regardless of their abilities to compete in a wider range of sport, activities and competitions. Some competitions take place outside Ulverston cluster therefore it was essential to provide transport to get children to events and competitions. We used some of our Sport Premium money to pay for transport. In total, the school spent £759 on transport.
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.