The Government is providing
funding of £150 million for the academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 to
provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. The sport funding can
only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
We believe the money must be used
so that all children benefit regardless of sporting ability. We aim to
encourage and celebrate a ‘love of sport’ and understanding of the importance
of being active and healthy.
Goresbrook School received £8,465
in 2015/16 for Sports Premium Funding.
This money has been used to buy-in
the time of professional sports coaches who lead our Physical Education lessons
for our Reception and Year 1 classes. Reception have one hour of PE per week.
Year 1 have two hours of PE per week.
In addition all children in
Reception and Year 1 have the chance to take part in a wide range of
professionally run sports clubs every evening which include ballet, football,
basketball, gymnastics, music, dance and tennis. Pupil premium children get one
paid club per term free. We believe that these clubs enrich the school
experience for those who take part.
The impact of the spending is the
uptake numbers for sports clubs (these clubs are at full capacity with
approximately 20 children per session) and dedicated, trained PE coaches for
EYFS P.E and Year 1 provision. Feedback about the clubs offer and P.E
curriculum from parents and children is very positive. Coaches have noted that
the skill and ability of the children in P.E and after-school clubs has
improved over the course of the sessions. Children also have a greater
awareness of the importance of being fit, active and healthy.