Sport Premium Funding 2018-2019
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.
The government has committed to funding the primary school Sports Premium up until 2020 – 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 academic year 2018-2019 we received an amount of £19,452.
How we spent the Sports Premium Funding:
- Supporting professional development opportunities in physical education, sport, activity and health: £8153
- Sport competitions medals: £171
- Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs (dance, gymnastics, dodgeball, rugby, cricket, etc): £3002.50
- Paying for Year 3 swimming and transport: £4885
- Fun, Fitness and Finance Week - sporting activities: £1610
- Equipment: investing in and replenishing equipment: £826.82
For the academic year 2019-2020, we will continue to spend the funding on the same areas; we will show a breakdown of how the funding has been spent later on in the academic year.
Impact of Sport Premium at Littleborough Primary School 2018 -2019
At Littleborough 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 and help them to develop healthy lifestyles.
The sports premium funding has enabled us to continue to offer a wide range of sporting clubs which pupils are able to attend either free of charge, or at a greatly reduced rate e.g football, netball, cross country, gymnastics, dance and dodgeball. Teachers will be able to observe coaches throughout the year, in order to develop their understanding of how to teach the specific sports effectively, such as gymnastics and games.
As with the previous year we also spent some of the funding on extending our swimming provision. We continue to provide weekly swimming lessons in Year 3 (Spring and Summer Term). We believe every child should leave primary school being able to swim at least 25 metres, or more, surpassing National Curriculum expectations. Teachers have commented positively on how much the children have improved their swimming ability as a consequence of this action. At the end of Year 6 (July 2019) there were 39 children who met the required distance of 25 metres confidently, competently and proficiently.
In order to extend our provision, we used some of the money to buy in inspirational coaches to offer a range of interesting activities and clubs: e.g. cricket, multi-sports, dodge ball and dance.
We have had many successes during the year 2018-2019. In the summer term athletics competition both years five and six did well at the Springhill Athletics event. Throughout the year, the Year 6 Football Team made it to two different finals; they came second each time.
As of 2019, we are now a member of the Pennine School Sports Association. This is a fantastic opportunity and it will open up a huge range of sporting competitions for the children, for example: swimming, netball, football, dodgeball, cross country and athletics.
A number of activities will also be on offer for the children as part of Fun, Fitness and Finance week in the Summer term.