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Turvey Primary School

Turvey Primary School

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Sports Funding

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Primary School’s Sports Funding

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 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 Head teachers 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. OFSTED will play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase.  All schools will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil for 5 academic years.

Purpose of Funding

Schools will have to spend the funding on improving their provision of PE and school sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

How will Turvey Lower School be using the funding?

  1. Developing health & wellbeing for every child

Turvey Lower School have hired specialist PE coaches to work alongside the teachers and the lunchtime staff have been on playpal training. This enables the staff to organise activities that will make lunchtime more active and enjoyable for the children. We have also purchased a variety of lunch-time equipment after discussions with the children about the sort of activities they like to play during lunch.

2.  Buying quality assured resources for PE/Sport

We have purchased quality PE planning resources and other resources that aid the teachers with their planning to ensure they are providing a high quality and enriching curriculum.

3.  Providing opportunities for children to compete

We have also joined the School Sports Partnership (SSP) which enables the children to compete with other schools and also provides professional development for staff.

4.  Professional development of staff

One of the key strands of the sports funding is to develop the skills of our school staff so that the quality of PE and sport that is delivered will be enhanced. Qualified sports coaches will work alongside staff to deliver lessons and support planning and delivery of PE. Working in this way teacher confidence and expertise will develop and the school will benefit from high quality planning resource materials.  One area of development identified by staff is that of the teaching of gymnastics.  All the teachers received high quality training in gymnastics to ensure that all children are taught the balances and rolls correctly. This academic year we are focussing on upskilling the teachers in the games element of the curriculum.

5.  Providing quality assured materials for PE and school sport

The extra funding has enabled the school to provide more equipment to be used in PE lessons to encourage full and active participation e.g. Jabadao resources, ladders, speed stacks, new wall bars in the hall and lots of lunchtime play equipment.

6.  Raising the status of PE

Part of the funding was used to support our healthy living week.  Recent activities have included learning yoga, streetdance, rock wall climbing, circus skills and hula-hooping, along side a walk in a local country park and a fundraiser for a charity close to the children's hearts. 

Recently the year 4 spent a day at Kempston Outdoor Centre where they learnt the importance of team skills, went rock climbing and canoeing to enable them to sample PE that we cannot offer on site.

Outcomes and Impact –

Increased confidence in the delivery of PE from all staff, and increased enjoyment from the children.

Positive impact on children’s lifestyles and physical wellbeing, and their willingness to ‘have a go’ at new skills.

Children will have increased confidence in their own skills and abilities.

  1. Sports Grant 2016-17 PDF