Ennerdale Bridge, Cleator
Cumbria CA23 3AR
Primary School’s Sports Funding 2017- 2018
Here at Ennerdale and Kinniside CE Primary School, we recognition 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, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver more in-house quality PE sessions.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum through to 2019, to provide new and substantial primary school sport 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 school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Prior to 2017 each school received £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year. From 2017 this amount has been raised to £16,000 per year plus £10 per pupil. This means Ennerdale Primary will receive £16480 for the 2017-2018 school year. The money 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 will have the freedom to choose how they do this. At Ennerdale School we have always been committed to providing our children with excellent sporting provision, and with this additional funding we aim to build on this further, ensuring every child benefits in some way.
So far this year, we have used our money to hire coaches for cricket, hockey, football and rugby which have enabled all children to develop their skills in these sports and for some of them to take part in inter-school tournaments in each of these disciplines. For 2017-18 will continue to use the money for these sports but will also try to introduce new activities such as archery and yoga.
We have employed support staff for additional hours to work alongside coaches and to enable the KS2 children to be taught in 2 cohorts of Y3/4 and Y5/6. These support-staff are developing their skills as they work alongside the coaches to enable the school to continue these sports once the funding has been removed.
Staff have been allocated additional time to work with the local sports partnership and audit school provision and school resources to enable us to take part in a wider variety of sports and expand our inter-school tournament opportunities.
We will use some of the money to pay for additional pool time for KS1 children to attend swimming sessions in the Autumn term.
Possible uses of the funding include:
We have been awarded the School Games Gold Mark for PE and school sport provision.
Physical activity is an inherent part of the school ethos, and the school aims to nurture a lifelong commitment to sport through educational visits, signposting pupils to outside school clubs and celebrating pupil and adult expertise.
All classes participate in 90–120 minutes of national curriculum PE per week.
We identified the need to increase opportunities for children to be active throughout the whole school day . Aims for all children:
Inactive children where identified through children and parent questionnaires.
School in the process of setting up a student body of Sports Crew to promote healthy and physical activities.
School ran Copeland's Active8 healthy eating programme.
School provides at least two hours of curricular physical education per week. Incorporated with active playtimes and clubs, this becomes over three hours of physical activity per week.
All children should have the opportunity to attended at least one inter-school competition.
External PE specialists work alongside class teachers to support the delivery of PE
Children more confident in class and staff members have been upskilled.
Huge impact on understanding how PE raises self-esteem and confidence in pupils. Empowering of teachers to teach high-quality lessons.
The PE coordinator is starting to monitor attendance at the extracurricular opportunities and will hold interviews with those not participating to identify any barriers and seek to provide them with appropriate opportunities.
A lunchtime sports crew / play leaders will be recruited and trained to lead fun activities and provide structured play and fun games.