Sports Funding

clubsSports Funding

Sports premium has been available since 2013 and has been confirmed that it will be available until 2020 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school head teachers. The money must be used to improve the provision of P.E. and school sport.

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P.E. and school sport play a very important part in the life of East Hoathly Primary School. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our key values such as respect, unity, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others.

We assess and track all children’s fitness levels across each term using this system. The children are tracked on the progress they are making in their fitness across the year. As a class, the golden mile is run each week and the time taken to complete it is tracked across each term.

We are delighted to receive sport premium funding to support the development of PE and school sport. We have received £3496 (May 2016), £4932 (Nov 2016) and it’s estimated that we will receive £3523 (May 2017).

How Will We Be Spending The Sports Funding And Who Will Benefit?

We use the funding to provide:

  • Provide quality assured professional development opportunities for teachers enabling quality teaching and learning for all children. Regular PE Inset, led by PE specialists for teachers.
  • Provide specialist sports teaching to every class during curriculum time so that all pupils benefit and develop their physical educational skills, this includes raising the standards for our gifted and talented children.
  • Develop the teaching and planning skills of our staff through observing high quality PE teaching and involvement in team planning/assessment. PE specialists qualified sports coaches to work with teachers during lessons.
  • Provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively.
  • Purchase new sports equipment to be used in PE lessons and our after school clubs.
  • Enable increased participation in competitive sports events with other primary schools by introducing new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport.
  • Purchase resources for encouraging physical activities during playtime.
  • To support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs and to increase pupils’ participation in the School Games.
  • Continue to offer a wide range and number of school activities to pupils across the school. For example, run sport competitions and run sports activities with other schools.
  • Continue to offer a wide range and number of school activities to pupils across the school.
  • Provide lunchtime club sports opportunities for all pupils – including table tennis club and other sport clubs runs by our sport coaches.
  • A range of after school sports clubs (24 potential choices available) will take place after school for all age groups.

We feel that this is the most effective and efficient way for the funding to have a long lasting and positive effect on future learning and physical development of children within our school. Our overall aim is to raise standards in P.E. and school sport increasing the participation and opportunities offered to our children.

How The Impact Will Be Measured

  1. Teachers will feel more confident in developing and planning PE to the highest standards.
  2. Monitoring the uptake of places in school club PE activities. We expect to see an increase in percentage uptake.
  3. Children will feel more confident to participate.
  4. Pupil Voice – Audit of children’s confidence and understanding of PE skills throughout the year.
  5. Pupils will be keen to participate in sport activities with other schools.
  6. Pupil fitness levels will increase – measured through summative beep assessments and other PE skill assessments.