The Sport Premium is an allocation of additional funding given to schools to support the development of Physical Education, School Sport and Competition. This money is ring-fenced and is due to be provided until 2020.
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used, as well as the impact this is having on pupils.
This money has been provided to schools for the past four academic years and details of how the money has been spent each year are outlined below:
After a subject audit in the Summer Term of 2015-16 the school has decided to spend the 2016-17 Sport Premium money on the following:
- To pay an annual subscription to Mid Sussex Active (MSA) who will offer coaching support for teachers, organise competitions, run leadership opportunities for pupils, assist with the development of the National Curriculum in PE, provide links to coaches for 'out of school hours' clubs, encourage a greater percentage of children to attend sporting clubs and much more...
- To 'buy in' a sports specialist teacher to work alongside all class teachers. The coach will work with each class in six week blocks throughout the academic year, allowing the teachers to observe good practice that they can incorporate into their own future practice. Historically, this has been extremely successful and all staff that have received the training have said that they had learnt a lot from the experience and it impacted significantly on their practice. In order that all staff receive this training, the CPD day has been switched from Friday to Monday, allowing the other half of job shares access to this provision. By the end of this academic year, each teacher in the school should have received a minimum of one six week blocks, with many staff having received more than this.
- To purchase new equipment to enhance the enjoyment and opportunity for children to take part in physical activity. This should include increasing the amount of ICT used in PE sessions and equipment available for after school clubs.
- Cover for the PE coordinator to attend CPD courses on leadership in PE and management of Sport Leader impact and the organisation of Intra-School competitions.
- To pay for three additional PE courses for the three NQTs within the school, helping to enhance their delivery of a range of different sports within the PE curriculum.
- Cover for staff to attend CPD courses run by Mid-Sussex Active and to allow them to take children to Inter-School competitions and Sporting Festivals.