Sports Funding 2017-2018
Provision for PE at Staynor Hall Community Primary Academy is high quality and a key drive for school improvement. As a relatively new school, our provision is rapidly evolving and improving. We have, and continue to further develop, an innovative, varied PE curriculum. We couple this with a growing range of extra-curricular opportunities which combine to have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children. We want to provide opportunities for our pupils to become physically literate and confident in a way which supports their health and fitness as they move towards making their own choices as young adults. In addition we aim to provide opportunities for children to compete in sport and other activities in order to build character and help to embed values such as team work, fairness and respect.
We employ a specialist Sports Coach who delivers PE lessons to all of our children throughout the week. He also works alongside our teaching team to coach and develop them as PE teachers. Our EYFS children also access high quality outdoor provision throughout the week to promote their physical development, focussing on both gross and fine motor skills
We are developing partnerships with a range of external providers within the local community to ensure we can target and make provision for the whole school in a range of extra-curricular activities. To further enhance opportunities for our children, we enter as many competitions as possible, allowing as many children as possible to apply their skills in a competitive context. We invest in the Selby School Sport Partnership Network, who work to facilitate a lot of these competitions but we also instigate fixtures and events with other local schools.
In addition to our specialist coach, we have a passionate subject leader who is always seeking new opportunities for our pupils and a Senior Leadership Team who are passionate about the importance of an active lifestyle.
With the funding available from the government, Staynor Hall Community Primary Academy sees this as an opportunity to build upon and create a legacy for ALL of its pupils. We plan on spending the money in a way which benefits all pupils and staff, not just now, but also in the future. We want to create capacity to offer a sustainable programme of high quality physical education.
Over the last four years, the government has provided additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of Physical Education (PE) and Sport in primary schools. During 2017/18, the funding has been doubled nationally, which means as a school, Staynor Hall Community Primary Academy is receiving £16,640 for this academic year. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools. As a school, we must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport that we offer.
The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following OBJECTIVE: To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
- The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- Increased participation in competitive sport
Use of Sports Funding 2017-2018