Moulsham Junior School Sports Premium Funding
Sports premium funding was introduced in September 2013 to support the teaching and learning within P.E in primary schools across the country. From that date Ofsted shall be reporting on P.E and sport provision and how schools spend their funding. We are committed to ensuring all our children have the best possible opportunities in sport and physical activity. We track the achievement of every child and do all we can to make sure each child achieves their potential. We also ensure that no group of children are disadvantaged due to their gender, ethnic origin or family income or background. We enable all pupils to be engaged in physical activity for at least two hours per week through physical education lessons, enabling a physically active playground and running a large number of out of hours clubs, before, during and after school. Furthermore, we pride ourselves on our sporting progress and achievements across a diverse range of sports, entering regular competitions through the local partnership as well as school leagues.
For the last academic year (September 2016-2017), the sum allocated to the school is calculated on the number of children on role at the school at the beginning of the academic year, plus a further £8,000 per school. The amount paid per eligible child was £5, plus the £8,000 per school. The total amount received £10,925. However, under new government initiatives, this funding is due to increase for the 2017-18 academic year. We are both encouraged and excited by the prospect of this impact!
Last year, the funding was used to benefit the following:
- Employ a sport’s apprentice to help increase participation and excellence in Sport.
- Increase staff’s confidence and ability in the teaching of indoor PE.
- Maintain the attendance at sporting clubs.
- Maintain number of competitive events attended from previous year.
- Providing transport to sporting events.
- Purchasing of sports equipment and kit.
- Purchase assessment materials to increase children’s awareness of their own abilities within each sport as well as enable teachers to monitor progression within the subject.
The school recognises the importance of children receiving quality physical education and being given the opportunity outside the curriculum to take part in different sporting clubs and competitions. The Sports Premium funding has allowed us to continue and extend what we already do – to monitor children’s progress and to give additional support when required. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful Sports Coach who not only supports, but also further knowledge and skills in a variety of sports. As as our wealth of knowledge grows, so does our ability to deliver a wider range of extra-curricular clubs to further enhance development. We are currently awaiting the funding for the coming year and are hopeful of receiving further news of this during October and November.
Our governors are closely monitoring the impact of the sports premium money on the children’s physical education. Information on the impact of these activities in 2016-17 and the current academic year will be published here.