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Our School - PE Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

The UK government is providing funding for primary school sports. The 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 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

What is the purpose of Sports Premium?

All schools must use the sports premium to fund additional and sustainable improvements for provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how we do it. At Wood End Primary School we recognise the contribution of PE to develop healthy, active lifestyles and well-being of the children. In addition, we believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive impact on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.

What is our approach to spending the Sports Premium?

At Wood End Primary School, we believe that all children have an equal opportunity to participate in a broad and balanced curriculum according to their needs, abilities and interests. Physical Education and healthy lifestyles are highly valued at Wood End. We aim to inspire all abilities, nurture strong relationships and ensure that children are happy to participate in fresh challenges with a strong emphasis on all pupils succeeding in sport.

How will we promote sustainability of the Sports Premium funding?

It is important to us at Wood End Primary 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 physical fitness, healthy lifestyles, skills and behaviour. We aim to do this by:

  • Investing in the professional development of our staff members through coaching provided by the school sports coach (unqualified teacher);

  • Providing opportunities for the PE subject leader to attend regular training sessions throughout the academic year;

  • Using the expertise we have within our school staff team to support, coach and train other staff members;

  • Providing staff and transport to enable our pupils to participate in inter-school sports competition and tournaments;

  • Supporting the provision of sports after school clubs;

  • Monitoring outcomes and success criteria of actions completed in order to inform future spending plans;

  • Purchasing sports equipment;

  • Planning and delivering parent workshops to promote healthy and active life styles.

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