What is the Sports Premium?
The government’s funding of the Sports Premium to school is continuing for the next two years. The funding which is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport will see money going directly to primary school Head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Each school will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil each year for the next two years – our allocation is £19690 for the year 17/18. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. The money will be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability.
Purpose of the funding
All schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how this is done. At Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. In addition, we believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.
Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School believes in this money being used to create a sustainable increase in the quality of sport / PE teaching, which will benefit the children for many years.
It is important to us at Corpus Christi Catholic School that our Sports Premium funding is spent in a sustainable way which actively promotes sport, encourages children to participate, increases pupil engagement and has a positive impact on pupil's physical fitness, healthy lifestyles, skills and behaviour. In 2016-2017 we did this by:
- Investing in our staff CPD through teachers’ working with coaching providers to improve their teaching of the fundamental movement skills.
- Using the expertise we have within our own staff to support, coach and train other members of staff;
- Using the funding to make it possible for our children to participate in sports competitions and tournaments during and outside of school time (through the funding of supply teachers and transport);
- Supporting the provision of sports after school clubs;
- Monitoring the impact to inform future spending;
- Purchasing sports equipment.