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What is the PE and Sport Premium?

Central to the successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London were the government’s wide-ranging legacy commitments. These included the aim of re-energising school sport, with a focus on competition and creating a sporting habit for life in young people. The PE and sport premium for primary schools, introduced in September 2013, is worth £150 million per year and is expected to continue until at least 2020. The funding is provided to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sports provision in primary schools. Schools have the freedom to choose how they spend their allocation to improve the quality and breadth of their PE and sport provision. They are accountable for measuring the impact of their spending, which is reported on during Ofsted inspections.

Our Sports Premium Strategy

We aim to give our children as many different sporting experiences as possible, encouraging them to try a wide range of disciplines. We strive to inspire and engage our children to achieve to the very best of their ability.

 

In order to do this we have employed the services of expert coaches, provided staff training, increased our involvement in sporting festivals and competitions within our family of schools and continued to develop our range of equipment and resources. We have also invited numerous professional sportsmen and women to talk to the children about their achievements.

 

Our regular sports coach is an ex professional football player. In previous years we have employed table tennis coaches: a former England team coach as well as an England team player. We have enabled the children to try new sports, such as boccia and pop lacrosse. Ex pupil, Kate Louise Bagnall came in to school in 2012 to show the children the Olympic torch she carried and to talk about achieving a silver medal in the 2012 British Figure Skating Championships. Another ex pupil, Seamus Morrison, talked to the children about being selected to represent Great Britain in the 2013 World Dwarf Games, which took place in America, after winning a silver medal in the boccia doubles at the 2012 National Championships.

 

Although not funded through the sports premium grant, we also provide other sporting opportunities, such as:

  • training our year 5 cohort each year, through links with Tuxford Academy, as Young Leaders. These pupils then lead weekly games sessions for other pupils during lunchtimes
  • balance bike sessions for our EYFS children
  • tag rugby, multisports, table tennis, pop lacrosse, chess and athletics clubs

 

2015-2016 Sports Premium Funding

In 2015-16 we received a grant of £8261.

 

This was spent on:

  • weekly specialist PE teaching for all children with a sports coach, who also supports staff with their professional development
  • small group PE interventions to help children develop their social and fine motor skills as well as co-ordination and balance
  • provision of additional specialist coaching sessions in tennis and cricket
  • staff training in the teaching of pop lacrosse and gymnastics
  • subsidising street dance and table tennis clubs – we trialled using the firm ‘Clubs Complete’ to enhance our after school provision
  • funding participation in the local chess tournament
  • funding transport to and entry into the Tuxford family of schools events, such as the gymnastics festival
  • purchasing additional resources and replacing old equipment e.g. footballs, eggs and spoons

 

The impact of providing the children with extra sporting opportunities is an increase in the number of children participating in sport, and being willing to try something new. This would not have been possible without the Sports Premium money.

 

2016-2017 Sports Premium Funding

In 2016-17 we will receive a grant of £8494.

 

This year we plan to spend the money on:

  • weekly specialist PE teaching for all children with a sports coach, who also supports staff with their professional development
  • provision of additional specialist coaching sessions as available
  • staff training in the teaching of tchukball
  • funding participation in the local chess tournament
  • funding transport to and entry into the Tuxford family of schools events, such as the gymnastics festival
  • purchasing additional resources and replacing old equipment e.g. tchukball goals and new netball posts
  • developing our range of after school provision e.g. netball
  • investigating achieving the School Games Mark
  • subsidising a visit from Olympic swimmer, Jo Jackson, on Wednesday 14th March 2017 through the Sports for Schools scheme

 

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