Sports Premium Grant
See also our PE in School Page
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Sports Premium Report
Sports Premium Report 2019-20 and 2020-21
Please be aware that our ability to deliver on our expectations for the sports premium is bound by difficulties resulting in the pandemic - e.g. swimming pools being closed and contractors not being able to deliver. We are doing our best to deliver on our plans.
Sports Premium Grant Explanation
The government is providing funding for primary school sport through the Sports Premium Grant (SPG) funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for children.. For information about PE in school click here.
Schools have to spend the SPG on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
We recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitudes to learning and also develops communication and social skills as well as supporting academic achievement of all our children.
Our SPG Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision to pupils through:
- employing additional sports professionals/coaches to develop the knowledge and skills of school staff ensuring that PE and Sport remains sustainable in school beyond the provision of the grant.
- to enable us to enter into more competitive sports competitions both inter site and inter school.
- to contribute to the long term health and well-being of pupils by helping to prevent obesity, supporting the development of social and communication skills and supporting pupils'social, emotional and mental health needs and team working. Sporting activities support this by providing
- social opportunities to enjoy company and develop social skills
- physical exercise which is proven to help them to release the 'feel good' chemicals in the brain
The SPG is unlikely to exist in the future so we need to ensure we make the most of it so that we can continue to provide high quality sports provision in the future. We will do this by
- ensuring that staff have appropriate training and continued professional development opportunities as coaches and instructors to ensure that activities remain sustainable and that additional staff can be trained to extend further the wealth of expertise in school.
- purchasing appropriate resources to meet the needs of all pupils and ensure that we provide inclusive opportunities for sport for all pupils.