Sports Premium Statement 2016-17
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015, to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding has been extended until 2020. It can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this.
“A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.” (National Curriculum, September 2013).
With this as our driving thought, Christ Church Academy has used their Sports Premium money in four ways for the academic year 2016 - 2017:
£2368 has been spent on sports equipment. These purchases include: an ipad caddy, tripods, ipads, stopwatches and speakers. Pupils are able to video record their performances’, play them back and evaluate their success. Within dance lessons they are able to work in groups to develop their own routine and use speakers to enable them to play their own section of music. The use of stopwatches enables pupils to get involved with the timing of events in athletics and then looking at techniques to see if that improves their times. We have also spent a further £3495 on further developing our courts area of the school grounds. This has allowed for two games to be played at once without interruption therefore increasing pupils’ participation and learning.
We already have a school mini bus, however through the use of sports premium money (£435) we have been able to hire additional buses and therefore take more pupils out to competitions than previously. The impact of this has been to enable a wider variety of pupils to take part in competitive sport and learn the values of teamwork and sportsmanship.
Year 5 pupils have taken part in a dance workshop (£150) linking to the work that they were doing in English. This was extremely beneficial to the pupils as it allowed them to see the aspirational standard of dance that we strive for in school. By linking it to their English work they were able to use the experience to aid the development of not only dance, but link the written word to expressing feelings and emotions.
Continued professional development:
With the remaining funding (£450) staff have undertaken CPD courses in dance, playground activities, parkour and how to use ipads to engage pupils in PE lessons. Staff have also attended conferences to keep them up to date with the latest developments in physical education and health and safety.
£2672 has been carried forward for a larger project in 2017-18.
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