In March 2013, the Government announced a new package of funding for P.E. and school sport. Through the ‘Sport Premium’, they are continuing the provision for the next few years until 2020.
The allocation for our school is £9525 for this academic year. This may increase in September, when the funding is set to be doubled for the school year 2017/2018. I will update this on this page as soon as that is confirmed.
The money will be spent in such a way as to encourage children who are reluctant when it comes to PE as well as enriching the learning opportunities and developing the skills of those children who enjoy and excel in P.E.
Also we will use this funding to improve the skills of teachers in the teaching of PE, particularly through looking into the possibility of working with specialist coaches from Active Tameside to upskill our teachers in the provision of gymnastics and dance, thus giving sustainability for the future.
We are also using the money to top up resources in school to enable teachers to provide an outstanding skills – based approach to P.E. teaching.
We have used 10% of the money to go into partnership with the Tameside School Sports Partnership. This will provide us with specific teacher training across all areas of P.E., membership to the Youth Sports Trust, Leadership training for pupils, Change4Life Health initiatives, online fitness tools, Literacy and Numeracy sport and P.E. projects, access to further funding support, Delivery of inter school competitions and a range of other services.
To keep up to date with new initiatives and exciting times to come in school sport and P.E. at Corrie, make sure you keep checking the P.E. section of our web-site.
Check the links below to see a detailed breakdown of how the money is being spent at Corrie.
We have also invested time and money into looking at initiatives which can have a wider implication to the health and well-being of our children in a variety of ways.
- We have appointed two Health Ambassadors who work alongside the Sports Ambassadors to look at how we can further develop health initiatives in school on an on-going basis.
- We have incorporated health focussed sessions into our National School Sports Week. The children all took part in a healthy eating and cooking session with the school cook where they made smoothies and healthy pasta dishes.
- We also ran a Junior Whistlers session in year 5 for a six week period whereby the children were taught how to officiate games and respect officials.
- The Year 4, 5 and 6 children also took part in defibrillator training and basic CPR techniques as we have now purchased a defibrillator for school.
Healthy Eating / Healthy Lunchbox Assembly
On Friday 8th January, Mr. Griffin and the Sports and Health Ambassadors led a healthy eating and healthy lunchbox assembly to try to show everybody what the best choices are for healthy and balanced lunches.
We are also going to implement a new rewards scheme designed to encourage healthy eating. This will be run alongside a rewards scheme called ‘Smile for a Mile’ to encourage the children in each class to be more active by running or walking a mile each day / week.
Impact of PE Premium Spending
The money that we have spent in school since the funding began has had a huge impact already on the provision of school sport for our children. I have included below detailed breakdowns of the impact of the spending as well as an evidence sheet to show how there was an increased impact from the first year of the funding to the second year.