Playing sport helps to keep people healthy and is good for communities. Playing sport at school or in a local club is also the first step to competition at the highest level which helps improve our reputation as a sporting nation, and contributes to economic growth.
The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
The government is providing funding for academic years 2013/2017 to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Department of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is ring fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of P.E. and sports in schools. From April 2015 to March 2016, the amount allocated to Temple Sowerby CoE Primary School was £8240.
During this academic year we subscribed to Eden Valley Sports Partnership (EVSP) at a cost of £2139.00. The EVSP provides coaching in a variety of sports and organises sporting events and competitions with other local schools, from which children can progress to participate at county and regional level. We have released staff to audit current P.E. provision, P.E. resources, participation by children in after school sports run by the school as well as participation in sports out of school. Staff members have been released to complete paperwork relating to entries, to attend out of school events and to organise events within and between schools including hockey (Quick sticks), tag rugby, dance, netball, football, gymnastics, swimming galas, area athletics and Sports day. The cost of this has been £258. The cost of transport to take children to these events was £307.83 (bearing in mind that we mostly ask parents to help us transport to smaller events). New sports coaching expertise has been sought, existing staff trained and other relevant resources purchased e.g. new footballs/netballs/tennis balls, lacrosse equipment etc. The cost of sport coaches (in addition to the coaching we receive as part of the EVSP) has been £1190 and the cost of new equipment £302.90. The Yr5/6 children had the opportunity to go to the Eco Climbing wall at Centre 67 for a 10 week period over the spring term; this cost £400 (including a coach). We also employ Action Ants to come in and coach a variety of different sports with the intention of providing sport for all. These include Tri-golf, Archery, Fencing, Dodge Ball, mini-olympics. The cost of this coaching was £1350.00. The total expenditure was £6855 (this includes an over spend of £892.00 from the last academic year leaving a carry-over of £1400 into 2016/17).
Evaluation of impact of the Sports Premium in 2015-16
New sports have been introduced to target children who were not particularly keen on taking part in P.E. lessons.
Staff have increased their expertise by working alongside the EVSP, Action Ants, the Lacrosse coach, the dance teacher and a football coach.
100% of the Temple Sowerby School pupils have taken part in an intra and inter school competition.
The variety of after school sports clubs (organised by school) has increased as is the numbers of pupils who attend them.
- Further information on the government’s School P.E. and Sport Strategy can be found here
- For the EVSP calendar of sporting events click here.
- For an overview of P.E. in Temple Sowerby Primary for the current year 2016 – 17 click here.
- For information on how much PE and sport premium funding primary schools receive in the academic year 2016 to 2017, and advice on how to spend it click here