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Sports Premium

The Sports Premium Grant is additional funding from the Government to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. It is also for improving the health and wellbeing of primary pupils.

 

The breadth of our sporting provision is enhanced by the South Ribble Sports Partnership. By joining with other schools in the local area, we are able to purchase these coaching services through our Sports Premium Funding. A wide range of sport is provided and oppportunities for both competitive sport and celebrations are bulit into the annual programme.

 

End of Year Sports Premium Report 2016/17

This year’s spending

This year we have received a total of £8933

Sports Development coaching: £2930

SSP Infrastructure and competition: £1500

‘Chance to Shine’ cricket coaching £250

P.E resources/equipment: £100

Playground zoning costs to date: £300

Total spent: £5080

Money remaining: £3,853 minus further improvements to the playground.

Curriculum P.E

Teaching staff have continued to work alongside qualified coaches from the South Ribble Sports partnership in delivering high quality coaching sessions. The teaching of P.E in both key stages is either good or outstanding with a continued focus on: netball (invasion), cricket (striking and fielding), gymnastics, athletics and dance. Swimming lessons have continued in Year 5.

Extra-curricular sport.

The school provides an extensive sports club programme including cross-country, football, rugby, hockey, taekwondo, netball and rounders.

Participation in school sport clubs and out of school sport clubs remains high.

Playground Zoning

In January 2017 playground zoning for the junior children was introduced. Each morning and afternoon playtime, the playground is divided into a number of zones. In each zone, young leaders from the Year 6 class lead a variety of small games which aim to develop skills such as: rolling, throwing, catching, dodging etc. The zoning has proved to be a huge success with children now much more active at playtime and with much improved skills. Furthermore, teachers have noticed improved behaviour on the playground and as a result less issues to deal with after playtime.

 

 

‘The Daily K’

From September this year, each year group has been out either running, jogging or walking for 10 minutes on the playground each day. Most children average a Kilometre each day, with some doing more and some doing less. It is not PE, sport or cross-country but a physical activity which is aimed at improving the children's physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing. Furthermore, the daily kilometre has helped children to focus and concentrate in the classroom and in turn, raised their attainment.

Next Year’s Spending Plan

SSP Infrastructure and competition (See below): £1600

Sports Development coaching (See below): £3,595

‘Chance to Shine’ cricket coaching £250

Resurfacing the trim trail area: £TBC

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