Sport Premium Funding 2022-2023
At Littleborough Community Primary School we believe it is important for all children to be given the opportunity to participate in competitive sport, through both intra and inter sports competitions. The school aims to introduce children to a range of sporting activities and to encourage them to appreciate how such interests can “enrich” their lives.
We believe that Physical Education and sport play a vital role in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children. Physical Education and sport are central in giving children the knowledge and understanding in order to make a positive impact on their own health and well-being. The physical education curriculum at Littleborough Primary School aims to provide children with the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sports and physical activities, carried out in a safe and supportive environment, where effort and hard-work, as well as success, is celebrated.
Developing Sportsmanship is also a key priority at Littleborough Community Primary School. We understand that it is also important to develop children’s resilience, teamwork and respect during Sporting events; these become transferable skills across all areas of the children’s lives.
The government has continued with its commitment to funding the primary school Sports Premium – an investment worth £750 million.
The Sports Premium is a key part of the government’s Olympic Games legacy work and is a ring-fenced funding for primary schools and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. We are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, to ensure that parents/carers are fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at Littleborough Primary School.
For the financial year 2022/2023 we received an amount of £19,300
How we have spent the Sports Premium Funding so far:
- Supporting professional development opportunities in physical education, sport, activity and health: £10, 572
- LCPS Sports Events: £1086
- Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs (dance, gymnastics, dodgeball, rugby, etc): £987
- Investing in and replenishing equipment: £589.50
- Investing in sports equipment to promote fitness at lunchtimes: £231.90
- Memberships to various sport associations: £825
Impact of Sport Premium at Littleborough Primary School 2020-2021
Last year we were able to offer more sports clubs to children across all classes and promote a love of sport across the whole school.
The sports premium funding enabled us to offer a wide range of sporting clubs at a greatly reduced rate e.g. rugby, netball, cross country, gymnastics, etc.
Teaching staff were able to observe coaches throughout the year in order to develop their understanding of how to teach specific sports effectively. We worked closely with these coaches to ensure we offered a broad and balanced PE curriculum across all key stages.
We are currently members of the Pennine School Sports Association and RBSGP. This fantastic opportunity opened up a huge range of sporting competitions for the children, for example: football, cross country and athletics.
With the buzz of our last round of competitions, we hope to participate in more competitions during the 2022-2023 academic year.
Last year we ran an exclusive 2-day event to promote Sport and Fitness at LCPS. We are planning on running this again this year.