Sports Premium

The Sports Premium Grant is funding that comes into schools that is ring-fenced to be spent on the development of sports provision for all pupils.

Schools are free to spend the Sports Premium Grant as they see fit, but will be held accountable for its usage. From April 2014, the school is required to publicise information about its use of Sports Premium Grant.

At Scalford, we allocate the Sports Premium Grant based upon the development needs identified in the school’s self-evaluation. As we teach with a personalised approach, reporting in detail would compromise an individual’s privacy. It is important however that we share how the Sport’s Premium is going to be used for the children and the impact it will have on raising standards both in the delivery of sport and attainment across the school.

Our Sports Premium Grant

Scalford C of E Primary School received £8,280 Sports Premium Grant funding for the financial year 2013/14. This money was used to provide continuing quality sports provision for all children.

The estimate Sports Premium Grant funding for 2014/15 is £8,280.

Our spending plan for this year is primarily targeted towards providing specialist coaching to offer high quality experiences for the pupils and to up-skill teachers to raise their confidence in being able to deliver high quality PE. The money will be spent on the following:

  • Professional sports coaching for each child to raise standards in PE not currently covered by in-house staff.
  • Provide additional sports as an extra-curricular club.
  • Contribute to the hire of sports facilities at the Village Hall to make up for lack of space on the school site itself for PE provision.
  • Subsidise the hire of transport to allow pupils to access inter-school sports.
  • Provide new equipment to carry out high quality sports.

Impact of Sports Provision

As a result of using the Sports grant we have a seen marked increase in enthusiasm and engagement with sports. We have seen improved engagement with out of school sports, local sporting events, collaboration with other local schools and after school clubs.

Impact has been measured by:

  • Direct feedback by teachers on the quality of support offered by the specialist coaches for individual school sports.
  • Observations and evaluation of the teaching of Physical Education lessons by specialist our coach.
  • Evaluation of the quality of provision of extra-curricular clubs in relation to physical activity and school sport.
  • Increase in the number of children engaging in school sporting activities both within school and with other local schools.
  • Afterschool clubs have seen a dramatic increase from around 4% to 31% uptake.
  • We are currently developing a questionnaire to help measure current interest and enthusiasm by our pupils.
  • Increased range of sports observed both during lunchtimes and playtimes.
  • Observation of children who have developed a successful play leader programme involving all of the pupils from Reception to Year 6.

Our Sports Premium 2016/17

The estimate Sports Premium Grant funding for 2016/17 is £8,335.

Spending in 2016/17 is primarily targeted towards providing additional professional sports coaching, sports equipment, hiring facilities to carry out sports and transport to other sporting venues. Our aim is to increase the amount of sporting activities which pupils can take part in both inside and outside of the school day e.g. club level and local sporting events.

The money will be spent on the following:

  • Professional sports coaching for each child to raise standards in PE not covered by in-house staff and provide training opportunities for staff.
  • Provide additional sports as an extra-curricular club ensuring that a variety of sports are offered.
  • Contribute to the hire of sports facilities at the Village Hall.
  • Increase the participation of all pupils in local sporting events.
  • Further develop the variety of sporting equipment and opportunities for all children in school.

Our Sports Premium 2015/16

The Sports Premium Grant funding for 2015/16 is £8,345.

Our spending plan for this year is primarily targeted towards continuing to provide specialist coaching to offer high quality experiences for the pupils and to continue to up-skill teachers to raise their confidence in being able to deliver high quality PE. The money will be spent on the following:

  • Professional sports coaching for each child to raise standards in PE not currently covered by in-house staff.
  • Provide additional sports as an extra-curricular club.
  • Contribute to the hire of sports facilities at the Village Hall to make up for lack of space on the school site itself for PE provision.
  • Provide transport to allow pupils to access inter-school sports.
  • Provide new equipment to carry out high quality sports.