What is Sports Premium Funding?
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport is being allocated to primary school Headteachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Funding is an £8000 lump sum with an additional £5.00 per child aged 5-11, based upon the January 2013 school census. Schools have flexibility on how they use the funding but it should be used to increase and improve physical education available to pupils. Development and training of staff to provide sustainable improvements is also a key focus.
How we are spending the money at Garrick Green?
Develop staff expertise in Gymnastics and Dance by hiring a coach to teach one lesson per week alongside the class teacher and TA so that staff can build on their knowledge and teaching of these areas
- Dance training for a teacher and TA
- Hiring specialist coaches for Sports Week so that the children get a wider range of activities and learn about less common sports
- Sports festivals with other schools in the Cluster
Our overall aim is to raise standards in P.E. and school sport, increasing the participation and opportunities offered to our children. We aim to provide higher quality lessons and improved learning for all and ultimately to sustain these improvements.