Primary School’s Sports Funding
Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new and 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 schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years - here at Sparken Hill Academy that will mean around £9830 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
We use this sports grant to deliver an engaging, challenging and high quality PE curriculum to all children.
Using the grant we employ a dedicated full time qualified Sports Coach to deliver PE to children from F1 to Y6. Pupil premium funds are also used to supplement PE entitlement and extracurricular provision to ensure that after school club is accessible to all who wish to attend.
All children at Sparken Hill Academy benefit from high quality, timetabled provision from PE and sport experts. In addition to a PE session, a weekly additional swimming lesson is enabling children to build confidence and ability in swimming during academic year 2014-15. This is in addition to our normal swimming sessions. We have now mainstreamed this provision and fund it directly from budget.
Having a dedicated Sports Coach coupled with a well-developed skills-based curriculum means that children gain new skills each year and are taught the basics at the earliest opportunity. Children gain enthusiasm and positivity towards physical exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This, in turn has a positive effect on self-esteem and well-being of all children.
Our school is provided with sport funding that is broken down in to two set payments we receive:
For more information on our PE funding, please download the following documents: