Sports Premium PE Funding
This funding is a payment to schools from Central Government and can only be spent on school sport and PE. Schools can choose how best to use the funding to improve and add to the sport and PE provision to help children to develop healthy lifestyles. The funding should be used to build capacity and capability within schools to ensure that improvements made will benefit children joining the schools in future years.
In 2016/17, Tanners Brook Primary received £10410 in funding.
The funding was spent on PE coaching and on lunchtime sports clubs.
Throughout the year, teachers from each year group were supported by external sports coaches to teach an identified unit of work from the Curriculum. As well as having a noticeable impact on the confidence of staff when teaching the units, this support has provided teachers with a knowledge of innovative games which can be applied in a variety of contexts.
External sports coaches ran lunchtime clubs for each year group. These clubs provided all children with the opportunity to take part in a variety of games whilst also developing team work and communication skills.
In 2017/18, Tanners Brook Primary will receive £21000 in funding.
This funding will be used on external coaches who will coach teachers to be able to teach effective and challenging units of work in the new curriculum. By the end of the school year, every class will have benefitted from the expertise of a sports coach in two different units ranging from athletics and cricket to dance and gymnastics. A recent pupil survey found that the children enjoyed the sessions run by external coaches and liked the variety of sports on offer at Tanners Brook Primary.
Further funding will be directed to employ the expertise of external sports coaches who will help organise and run inter-school competitions. There was a cross-country event hosted at Tanners Brook Primary where children from the school competed against children from our partner school in the Trust, Portswood Primary School. Rounders and athletics competitions between the two schools are being organised for the summer term.
Lunchtime clubs have been running throughout the year, led by external coaches. Again, this has given children in each year group (in Key Stage 2) the opportunity to take part in structured sports activities at lunchtimes and enjoy sports they may not regularly play. Lunchtime clubs will also be introduced for Key Stage 1 children.
In the near future, more of the funding will be used to create an extension to the existing play trail on the Key Stage 2 playground. This will enable more children to access the apparatus during break and lunchtimes and therefore increase their physical activity. This work is expected to be completed by the beginning of the autumn term 2018.
Another area where the funding will be directed is for swimming lessons. These sessions are additional to the sessions completed by children in Year 5. They have the aim of ensuring that all children in Year 6 achieve the national curriculum requirement of being able to swim 25 metres by the end of key stage 2.