Sport Premium Funding
In 2013, the government announced that it was providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 to improve provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. It is allocated to each primary school in proportion to the number of pupils on role. The money must be used to improve the provision of P.E. and school sport for all children.
P.E. and school sport play a very important part in the life of Bolton-on-Swale St Mary’s Church of England Primary School. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children as healthy and well rounded individuals. Through participation, our children develop and learn more about key values such as respect, co-operation, team work and consideration for others. Our aim is to develop lifelong interests in sport and health which are enriching and fulfilling.
With the money we have been allocated so far, we have been able to…
- Up-skill teachers to improve the quality of PE lessons.
We have bought into a Service Level Agreement with Richmond School to provide a programme of professional development for our staff. This has improved the confidence of teacher’s when teaching PE and developed their skills in ensuring all our children access high quality PE teaching.
- Provide more opportunities for pupils to take part in inter-school events and competitions.
We have worked closely with the Swaledale Teaching School Alliance and Richmond Secondary school to provide an increased number of opportunities for our children to take part in inter-school competitions. During the last academic year our children participated in Multiskills Festivals and competed in Gymnastics, Netball, Cross Country, Hockey, Boys and Girls Football, Tag Rugby, Tennis and Athletics.
As a school, our children have competed at National Biathlon Championships and at County level for Cross Country, Netball, Girls Football and Tag Rugby.
Invest in quality coaching and offer more lunchtime and after school clubs
We have invested in a variety of coaches who work with children at lunchtimes and run after school clubs.This is funded by the school with no charge for the children to attend. These clubs have covered a range of sports for different ages: Multiskills, Gymnastics, Cricket, Football, Golf, Tennis, Netball, Hockey
· Purchase better PE equipment
We have been able to better resource our PE lessons with quality equipment for teaching and assessing children as they develop their skills. We have been able to resource both the wide range of clubs we offer and the school teams who compete in local competitions, with high quality equipment and kit.
School Games Quality Mark
In the year 2014/15 our school achieved the Sainsbury’s School Games Silver Award. This recognises and celebrates our commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive sport.