What is the Sports Funding? The National Picture
Sports funding was introduced by the Government in September 2013. It was designed to give additional money to support schools in developing Physical Education in Schools and build an 'Olympic Legacy'.
Where does the money come from?
Sports Funding is allocated to schools based on the number of children on roll (Years 1-6) plus an additional flat rate. It has been indicated that schools will receive this funding for two academic years (13/14 and 14/15). Because the funding has been allocated for academic years rather than financial years, the funding allocation goes across three financial years.
How has the money been spent?
Aveton Gifford Church of England Primary School has been using the Primary PE and Sport Premium to develop high quality teaching and learning opportunities.
A specialist PE Consultant has been employed to raise the standards of PE and School Sport. As a result:
- An action plan was created as a result of a PE and School Sport Audit.
- Teacher's PE teaching skills and confidence have improved as a result of regular professional development, whereby they observe and work alongside the PE Consultant. In addition PE courses have been attended.
- All children now have access to varied PE activities due to a new broad, rich and engaging curriculum. The curriculum is progressive with clear learning objectives and outcomes.
- Inter-School competitive school sport opportunities have increased as a result of regular participation against other Kingsbridge Learning Community primary schools in festivals and competitions, such as a swimming gala, football festival and indoor athletics meeting. After-School Clubs, such as tag rugby, football, multi-skills and netball also contribute to increased participation.
- Intra-School competition has also increased.
- The school playground was redesigned, with new multi coloured lines for games such as mini-tennis.
- New sports equipment has been received and organised.
- Our Swimming Curriculum is extensive; all our pupils will receive more than the average swimming allocation as recommended by the government.