The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school head teachers. This funding is ringfenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Goldsborough CE Primary was allocated £8,415 of Sports Premium Funding in 2015/2016 and will be allocated £8490 in 2016/2017 (financial year- April 1st to March 31st). The attached action plans, spending report for 2015/16 and projected spending and impact in 2016/17 provides information explaining how the school invests this money in school sport and pupil health and wellbeing.
Impact of the Sport Premium on Pupils at Goldsborough CE Primary School in 2015/2016
Funding received through the sports premium has resulted in the following impact on pupils and their sports provision at Goldsborough CE Primary School:
- Achievement of the Sainsbury's Gold School Games Award in July 2014 and again in July 2015. This award recognises the high quality provision of active and competitive sport in school, links with sports clubs and participation in a wide range of sports.
- Every child in KS2 has represented the school in at least one competitive activity within the academic year. 50% of pupils represented the school in three or more tournaments out of school. 50% of KS1 pupils represented the school in one sport or active pursuit.
- All pupils in Reception to Y6 received reduced cost swimming lessons for one term during the academic year. This has resulted in increased water confidence, achievement of nationally recognised awards such as distance and water competence badges.
- Equipment purchasing and replenishment ensured that our 'one each' principle of PE resourcing remained in all national curriculum sports and activities.
- All teaching staff received no less than one term and, in most cases, two terms of team teaching alongside our highly skilled and experienced sports coach.
- Funding has contributed to the administration of after school extra-curricular provision; our school runs sports/active pursuits provision on four of five evenings throughout the academic year.
- Goldsborough have won a number of local tournaments and were winners of the inaugural Small Schools' Grand Prix, a league consisting of 20 local small schools as part of which points are amassed throughout the academic year. At the time of writing (April 2016) Goldsborough also leads this academic year's Grand Prix from 19 other small schools. To see latest standings, click here.
For further information about provision for sport and PE, the school's use of funding and impact of this spending, please see the attached documents below.
Sustainability of the School's Sport Strategy
Goldsborough CE School leaders and governors have implemented a strategy for school sport that is both aspirational and sustainable in the long term. We ensure that our use of the premium is sustainable through:
- Team teaching with our Sports teacher to enable all staff to learn the skills of teaching PE alongside a specialist. This enriches the PE lessons with the Sports teacher and enables class teachers to confidently lead learning in a wide range of PE lessons independently of the Sports teacher.
- Deployment of existing support staff to lead the school's sport provision. This safeguarded position within the school ensures that emphasis is placed on all pupils within our small school having the opportunity to access Level 2 and 3 competition within the area.
- Establishment of charging structure for parents to contribute to the running of the school minibus. This enables more pupils to access tournaments and sports based activity across the area, reducing our rural isolation and increasing pupils' experience of a wide range of sporting and active pursuits.
- Establishment of a School Sport Committee who are tasked with the democratic development of school sport for all. Action plans are completed and pupils are coached to effectively lead and develop provision in school.