PE & Sports Funding
In 2012, as part of the Olympic legacy, the government pledged to provide additional funding of £150 million per year for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding has now been extended until 2020. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. All state-maintained schools, academies, middle schools, special schools and pupil referral units which have primary aged pupils (as reported in the 2013 school census) will receive the funding. Schools with 17 or more pupils on role received £8000 +£5 per pupil, per year (to academic year 2017-18). We received £8,405 for the academic year 2016/17.
We understand the importance of physical activity and sport to the overall well-being of every child and are committed to raising participation rates and achievement for all our children. To help with these aims, we have ensured that our sports premium will
• benefit all children regardless of sporting ability.
• ensure the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools.
• ensure staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.
With the above rationale in mind, we used our 2016/17 sports premium funding for:
Transport to/from Sport Events £1750
Sport Equipment £2780
Sports coach (inc lunch-time and after school clubs) £2470
Tennis coaching £540
African Dance workshop £600
Swimming & Coach £953
Funding for N Cotswolds Primary Sports Co-ordinator £400
We will evaluate the impact of the sports premium funding as part of our normal self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements.
St Andrew’s has achieved the School Games Gold Award as a result of our provision of sport for all, including the less active.
St Andrew’s has represented the North Cotwolds in School Games Level 2 & 3 events in Cross Country, Athletics, Gymnastics and Netball as well as winning a Cirencester Y5/6 Football Tournament.
For the 2017 to 2018 academic year, there are pupils 5 within the year 6 cohort that are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.