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The Use and Impact of Sports Premium at Linslade Lower School

Background:
The Government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. All state-maintained schools, academies, middle schools, special schools and pupil referral units which have primary aged pupils (as reported in the 2014 school census) will receive the funding.

 This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools.  Schools will be held accountable for how they have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport. Schools are required to publish on-line information about how the additional funding is used, including details about sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at Linslade Lower School.

Allocation:
All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. =£8650.

In 2015 to 2016 we received £8831.

£4955 was spent on membership of the Leighton Linslade School Sports Partnership.

£3340 was spent on clubs.

The residue was spent on resources.

Purpose of the funding:

As a school we already provide high quality Physical Education and sport, and our intention is that this funding will further enhance the existing provision in school.

 

The Governors agree that the funding must be used so that:

  • all children benefit regardless of sporting ability;

  • all children have the opportunity to compete in competitions at some level;

  • the most able children are given the opportunity to participate in high level competitions;

  • staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.

     

Schools will have to spend the sports funding on improving the provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses of this funding include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE

  • New or additional “change 4 life” sports clubs

  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport

  • Providing cover for release time for teachers to attend professional development in PE/sport

  • Running sports competitions, or increasing participating in school games

  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials in PE/sport

  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs

How we will be spending the Sports Premium funding and who will benefit:

At Linslade lower school we will spend the money by-

  • Membership of the Leighton Linslade Sports Partnership.

  • Engaging more pupils through running new or additional school clubs.

  • Hiring qualified sports coaches to teach alongside classes teachers.

  • Increasing the amount of competitive sport in which our children participate- running sport competitions in school and increasing participation in inter school competitions in the Leighton Linslade area.

  • Investing in professional development of staff at Linslade Lowers School so they are best equipped to teach high quality PE.This will include providing cover to release staff for professional development in sport and PE.

  • Making links with other community sports providers and encouraging pupils to join out of school clubs.

  • Encourage our children to improve their leadership through sport by taking part in Young Leaders initiative

  • Purchasing equipment to offer access to new sports and physical activities as relevant.

Impact:

We will evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium funding as part of our normal self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements. We will look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

Measuring the impact of the activities provided with sports premium funding can be achieved in different ways. We will look at areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. Assessments are made both formally and informally using our school assessment systems as well as feedback from staff and visitors to the school. We will also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE. It is anticipated that at the end of the academic year we will have some hard data to show the impact of this sports premium funding on pupil progress and involvement in sport.

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