SPORTS PREMIUM 2019-20
The government provides additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is continuing 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 the Sports Premium money in six ways for the academic year 2019 - 2020:
£930 has been spent on sports equipment. These purchases include: Basketball hoops and balls, a range of balls including footballs, cricket balls and athletics equipment which includes stopwatches and discus. The use of stopwatches for example enables pupils to get involved with the timing of events in athletics and then looking at technique to see if that improves their times. We have also brought basketball hoops and ball to introduce basketball into the curriculum. This allows for more than one game to be played at a time.
We already have a school mini bus, but by using some of the sports premium money (£800) we have been able to hire buses and therefore take more pupils out to competitions than previously. For example we take 70 children to Hanley Forest Park to compete in a orienteering competition. This has enabled a wider variety of pupils to take part in competitive sport and represent the school.
£15000 has been spent on subsidising our residential outdoor adventurous trip to Stanley Head for Year 6 pupils. This has meant that all pupils have been able to attend and experience activities which we are unable to offer in the school setting. It has also meant that the trip is assessable to all pupils.
£2600 has been spent on our biggest ever sport day celebrations. This money went on transporting all of the children to the venue and the venue hire. We hired Rowley Park Sports Stadium for the whole day. This gave all of our pupils the chance to participate in competitive sport on a purpose built athletics venue.
£200 has been spent on external coaches coming in to run a 10 week program to children who we thought would benefit from more physical activity. Baseline tests were undertaken at the start and end of the program to see if this had an impact on their progress and attainment in PE
Continued Professional Development
£150 has been spent on staff CPD by attended conferences keeping them up to date with the latest developments in physical education and health and safety.
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