Sports Premium 2019
As a former Lancashire and Wyre Sports School of the Year, we believe that sport is a vital part of every child’s education and well-being.
We aim to provide all children with a wide range of sporting opportunities both during school, and in after school clubs.
Primary School’s Sports Funding
Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.
What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding of £300 million per annum for the academic year 2019/20 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This 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.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Purpose of funding
Schools will 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.
We are using the funding (£17320) for:
How will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?
The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.
Below we show how we intend to spend the sports funding during 2019-2020:
Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PE
The school has bought into Wyre Sports premium packages, who deliver some of our after school clubs, to deliver PE lessons alongside our staff including: invasion games, gymnastic, striking and fielding games. This initiative will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6. Each term the coach will work with a different key stage, attending most Tuesdays throughout the academic year 2019-2020. Not only will the children benefit from being taught by a member of staff and other coaches, but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice and assisting in the PE lessons.
Providing places for pupils for after school sport club
Our school already offers a range of after school clubs, accessed by children from Key Stages one and two. These clubs will continue to run as before, with no charge to parents. We host lots of clubs, purposefully to engage new participants and beginners in a variety of sporting activities.
Increasing participation in school sport
As well delivering high quality PE lessons alongside the class teachers, we will also deliver lunchtime sports clubs. Again, this initiative will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6; each term the he will work with a different key stage. The lunchtime clubs may involve learning a new sport, or improving in a familiar sport, with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment! We will also be used to prepare children for tournaments, offering specialist training to support. We will also be running lots of inter-house competitions in school, in a variety of sports and activities.
Development of the School Hall
We have developed the school hall in order to provide a space to be able to effectively teach most sports and activities, aswell as using our extensive grounds. We have also invested in resources and equipment, to give the children the best chance to succeed in developing their sporting skills.
Development of the Sports Court / MUGA
We have invested in the development of a sports court, and the Governors have committed a substantial sum of money to further extend the sporting facilities at our school, and we have now resurfaced the sports court with a 3G surface. We have also fitted a putting green and resurfaced the area around the outdoor gym equipment, using the sports premium and DFC funding.
We offer the following sports in school for both girls and boys equally:
Football, cricket, tennis, golf, hockey, tag rugby, swimming, athletics – track and field, cross country, endurance running, bootcamp (indoor gym equipment and circuit training), outdoor gym equipment, outdoor circuit training (playground markings), basketball, netball, badminton, gymnastics, dance, yoga, handball, rounders, volleyball, dodgeball.
We have close links with the following local clubs, signposting children to these clubs to extend their enjoyment of the sports:
BWFAC (Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Athletics Club), Fleetwood YMCA, Thornton YMCA, Blackpool Sports Centre, Thornton Equestrian Centre, Thornton FC, Fleetwood Town FC, BATS (Blackpool Aquatics and Triathlon), Thornton Cricket Club, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Thornton YMCA judo and gymnastics, Rossall school, Blackpool Sixth Form Basketball, Wyre Netball, Little Yogis.
Our key targets are: