The school is using the new primary school sports funding to employ professional sports coaches and develop in-school coaching expertise so that pupils are given good opportunities to experience a wider range of sporting activities and develop a life-long love of sport.
- Ofsted 2013
What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is continuing to provide funding for the academic year of 2015/16 to provide, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and sees money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Purpose of the Funding
Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Possible uses are:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- New or additional Change4Life sports clubs
- Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
- Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in school games
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
- Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs
How North Crescent uses the Sports Premium Funding
We use the Sports Premium to enhance the sports provision in the following ways:
- Daily lunchtime sporting activities provided by Sports4fun
- Holiday sporting activity days provided by Jack of All Sports
- Upgrade of wall apparatus for indoor P.E provision including staff training
- Membership for school sporting partnership allowing entry to competitions