What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million a year to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools over the next two years. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport.
The funding given to schools is ring fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of sport and PE in schools.
How much do we receive?
This academic year Woodlands Park will receive £9,560 in additional Sports Premium Funding.
How are we spending the funding?
We have used the additional funding in the following ways:
1. To employ an experienced additional teacher who has specific strengths in teaching PE and Sport. Paula Clough started with us in January 2014 and works with class teachers to further develop their skills in PE/Sport. Mrs Clough works part time every week and already has supported all classes in the school.
2. To further develop the PE resources in the school after an initial audit in September 2013.
3. To release staff to attend additional training to develop their knowledge and understanding of sport.
How are the children benefiting from this provision?
1. Have a greater opportunity to participate in sporting events such as matches, tournaments and festivals in the local area.
2. To participate in inter school competitions.
3. Have access to improved equipment.
4. To have the opportunity within the curriculum every term to learn cooking skills and to further develop their understanding of healthy eating.
We have a governor who has responsibility for monitoring the provision of PE/Sport.
An Action Plan for PE/Sport has been written to ensure that our improvements in the provision of PE/Sport are clearly planned, monitoring and evaluated every year by key staff and governors