Sports Premium Report – planned spend for 2018/2019
The PE and Sport Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
Sports Premium Background
Known as the sports premium, the government agreed to provide funding of £450 million over 3 academic years, starting in 2013/14. For the 2017/18 academic year the government, seeing the benefit the sports premium had over the past three year, increased the funding given to schools. Nearly £323 million was given last year, and will be given again for this academic year. This funding has been given directly to Headteachers to spend on making additional and sustainable improvements on the PE, sport and physical activity offered. Ofsted will increase monitoring of PE as a result of this increased funding. Representatives from Sport England, the Association for Physical Education and the Sport and Recreational Alliance suggested to the government that the best way of using the funding is by schools employing specialist PE teachers/coaches.
PE and Sport @ Copperfield
At Copperfield Academy, PE and school sport is seen as a key factor in providing an inclusive and exciting education. Having high quality PE and sport lessons throughout the school, we aim to provide the opportunity for pupils to develop and become confident, competent and enthusiastic individuals, who have the skills to participate and be sports leaders in extra-curricular activities. The school’s sports premium will be used to further enhance the PE and sports provision at Copperfield Academy.
This report details our planned spending of the school sports premium in the academic year of 2018/19 and the impact we wish it to have on provision, opportunity and performance.
For the 2018/19 academic year our funding is £20, 250.
Impact and expenditure 2018/2019
We are very proud that Copperfield Academy has been awarded Silver Level for the school games mark within our first year. Copperfield Academy has provided clear evidence at ‘silver’ level in all areas assessed. The areas include prerequisites, participation, competition, workforce and clubs. Copperfield Academy are eligible to apply for ‘gold level’ for this year’s school games mark.
Promotion of school games is strong at Copperfield. Social media and our school letters are used to promote the school and school games to parents and carers. We are looking for our young sports’ leaders to ‘blog’ on the school games website; these will also be featured on our noticeboard. Termly reports of our sporting accomplishments will also be reported on in school letters and half-termly to our school governors.
This year, the school will be competing in 28 different school games/sport competitions at Level 1 and 2, taking a total of 28 ‘A’ teams and 7 ‘B’ teams. The school has twenty-two young sports’ leaders consisting of Year 5 and 6 pupils. These sports’ leaders make up the school’s sports’ committee and they will represent pupil voice. The sports’ committee will start to attend meetings with the PE Leaders and sports coaches to develop school sports via feedback from all pupils. The sports’ leaders will support in intra-competitions and will work with the PE staff to help promote physical education, sporting spirit values and a love for sports in our school.
Lastly the school provides talented and gifted pupils with adapted lessons and invites them to trials and specific clubs to develop their potential.