The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school headteachers.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Walton on the Hill Primary – 2016 – 17: Sports Premium Action Plan
Our Vision for PE:
At Walton on the Hill we are fully committed to ensuring that our children are fit, healthy and active learners. We aspire to be a school that offers every child the opportunity to fulfil their absolute potential and we realise the vital role that sports and outdoor learning needs to play in realising those goals. We want our children to make healthy choices, to enjoy physical activity and to appreciate its benefits while embodying our core values of collaboration and fair play. The Sports Premium money that we are going to receive will be spent in a number of ways with the ultimate intention of providing high quality PE provision for all. The impact will be measured through participation and achievement in sport, but also through pupil’s engagement in every other area of the curriculum, through improved self-esteem, health and well-being.
Our annual sport and outdoor learning survey is one way in which we hope to demonstrate the positive impact of PE and Sport in our school.
This year we aim to spend our sports premium funding on:
Specialist Providers to Enhance the Delivery of PE and Further Develop Staff Confidence When Delivering PE Sessions – Josh Evans and his team of professional sports providers continue to inspire and motivate all of the children within the school. Many children have commented that Josh is ‘the best thing about this school’ and we have seen many reluctant PE participants grow in confidence as a result of these high quality sessions. We believe this has had a positive impact on overall pupil attendance as well as engagement and achievement in sport and other curriculum areas. These sessions are team taught between the specialist provider and the teacher or teaching assistant. The staff who take part in, or observe, these sessions have benefited hugely in terms of their own professional development and the quality of internally provided PE sessions has improved as a consequence. 100% of the sessions that were observed last year were seen to be good or outstanding.
Lunch and Playtime Clubs - By providing clubs at lunch and playtime run by coaching staff and teaching assistants, we aim to target children who we believe would benefit from the opportunity to explore their sporting potential in a small group. This will hopefully impact positively on their overall health and well being, as well as their self esteem.
Sports Equipment – Last year, amongst other things, we bought new basketball posts, new netball posts, a volleyball net and a new netball kit. This year we plan to purchase a new football strip and to further subsidise the construction of our new long jump pit at Breech lane.
House Competitions and the Surrey School Games – Last year’s half termly house sports competitions were a great success. This year we have new trophies for the winners of our football, tag rugby, basketball, hockey, cricket and volleyball tournaments. As well as the ongoing timetable of intra and inter school events we already participate in we also aim this year to allocate some of our Sports Premium funding to ensure we can maximise the opportunities made available through the Surrey Sports Games. This year we achieved the Surrey School Games Silver Award. We hope to utilise some of the sports premium funding to ensure that this year we can work towards the Gold award.
Sports Leader Training – Following the success of our playground leader programme Miss Stratford is being trained as a tutor to enable KS2 children to work towards the Sports Leader Award. As part of her ongoing development as PE leader Miss Stratford will be completing the final part of her Sports Leadership course offered through the Youth Sports Trust. We are also looking to establish our 'Sports Crew' sports leaders across the junior department. The training and resources needed for this will be funded through Sports Premium funding.
Outdoor and Adventurous Activities – This year we are planning to make use this year of the amazing facilities provided by SOLD at High Ashurst. All KS2 children will take part in one of a number of sessions available there including abseiling, archery, challenge course, climbing, high ropes, orienteering and woodland skills. Building upon the success of last year's real writing which followed the subsidised visit to the Sutton Life Centre we are aiming to use these activities as a platform for some more contextualised written work. We are also continuing with our Forest School provision. Every child in the school will benefit from at least half a term of dedicated Forest School and funding from the Sports premium grant will be used to subsidise that provision.
Staff Training – Having audited staff skills and confidence levels, it has been decided to allocate some funding to additional training in relation to gymnastics and dance.
Click on the link below to see our Sports Premium Action Plan in more detail: