PE & Sports Funding report 2016 to 2017
The government provided additional funding to improve provision of Physical Education and Sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. As we are accountable for this money, the spending and impact of this funding is also monitored by Ofsted. This year, we have focused on improving the provision of PE to ensure that the children at Temple Mill receive two hours of quality physical education per week. Furthermore we have also used this money to improve the exposure that children receive to a variety of sport to improve participation, both in school and out.
The amount of grant received
The school received £8865 from Medway as additional Sports Funding during the academic year 2016-2017. This has been allocated to enable a range of improvements.
This money has been used to
- Extend existing Specialist Sports Coach provision.
- Provide additional Sports resources, including a scheme of work to aid with the provision of planning, equipment and assessment framework.
- Aid the delivery of swimming sessions through the funding of travel.
- Maintain and improve club provision with a view to improve participation in extra curriculum activities and inter school games.
- Extend the quantity and variety of inter schools competitive sports provision.
- Purchase a support package from the Howard School’s Sports Partnership, further supporting leadership development and additional coaching
- Provide and improve whole school sporting involvement through the purchase of the ‘Medway School Mile’ scheme.
- Training scheme for ‘Young Leader’ scheme to enable to the improvement of structured sporting provision during lunch times.
The school has managed to maintain and improve its 2 hour sports provision with up to date and well- resourced PE equipment.
As a result of having specialist PE staff, through our partnership with The Howard school, we have been able to increase our skill levels to aid in the participation of extra- curricular clubs and competitive teams; afterschool clubs run to give those the opportunity to extend their PE skills.
We have utilised the Sports premium funding by investing into a product delivered by Howard School Sport Partnership (HSSP). This package assists us with planning, regular meetings, equipment loan and School Games Award applications. We will continue to get SSCo curriculum support offering a number of twilight courses to develop subject knowledge. The HSSP has also offered staff with a P.E Assessment Tool allowing the PE coordinator to continually assess the pupil’s performance.
As part of the Howard School Sports Partnership we had the opportunity to improve our ability to regularly compete in the ‘Mini Youth Games’ events, allowing for more children to experience the events and broaden their sporting spectrum.
The Medway Mile is an activity that has recently been introduced. Every year group partakes in a mile of exercise every week. The children thoroughly enjoy participating whether it be through running, jogging or skipping.