Pupil Premium and Sports Funding
Information about the Sports Funding
The government is providing additional funding to improve the 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 headteachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Possible uses for the funding might include:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
- Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
- Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
- Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
- Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
- Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.
Details about the government's Primary School PE and Sport Funding can be found here:
Our plans for this spend i
During the Summer of 2015 we held Sport Friday afternoons each week. This involved different sports being introduced to the whole school over a four week period. The coaching was be led by qualified specialists in the field of sport being taught. Funding was used to plan the timetable, activities and for the coaching and resources to implement this fantastic sporting opportunity for all our pupils.
We are also using the monies to pay for the expert support and guidance from New Forest School Sports partnership (£1,050.00 approx. each year). The partnership provides a range of inter-school competitions throughout the year. It also provides regular training and tutorials about current changes to the P.E. curriculum. The School Sport Partnership provides a link between school and community sport; providing schools with local club information where children can pursue a sport in which they are interested in.
We have been purchasing PE and lunchtime equipment in order to deliver the full primary curriculum; a teacher has been released to undertake professional development in PE and we have arranged with Southampton Football Club to run free after school clubs to our families. We will not be charging the club for the use of the school building to run their clubs. This means that the school is investing £40.00 a week into these after school clubs (£40.00 x 30 wks = £1,200).
We also now have a minibus provided by Hampshire county Council and will be training staff to be qualified minibus drivers so that they can transport children to sporting events. We will also not be charging parents to transport their children to events so the cost of petrol and diver time will be met by the funding.
Our of School hours learning
The school provides appropriate enrichment activities that can develop student’s experience of the sporting world. Clubs are led by experienced members of staff and specialised coaches from local teams.
We also seek to use outstanding external providers to provide students with the opportunities to develop themselves out of curriculum time.
Across the school year 2015-2016 the following sport clubs have been offered to children across the school:
- Football, Basketball, Cricket and Multi-sports with a professional Southampton Football Club (Saints Foundation)
- Netball (High 5s)
- Cross Country
We also have sporting clubs using the school facilities to host their own evening clubs including:
- New Forest Martial Arts
- Southampton Gymnastics Club
- Tutu Core Adult Ballet Class
- Calmore Cricket Club
- Winsor FC under 8s ( starting in April 2016)
At Bartley C of E Junior School we value the importance of sporting competitions. We value the morals and values that healthy competition provides our students and how such skills prepare them for later life. We believe in teaching our students how to do their best and be gracious in both victory and defeat. Sport teaches our students to learn how to cope with both winning and losing. Our Sport Friday afternoons have introduced inter-sport competitions to our school. We also take part in Football (Girls and Boys), Rugby, Cross Country, High 5s, Cricket and Tennis competitions and events as part of school leagues and NF Sports Partnerships events throughout the year.
Breakdown of 2015-2016 spending