Pelsall Village School
What is the Sports Premium?
The Government Sports Premium program has been extended to continue to provide , substantial primary school sport funding of £150 million per annum until 2019-20. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport fund can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
The funding has been increased to all schools this academic year (2017-18). Pelsall Village School will receive £18,670.
We aim to use the Sports Premium money to create a sustainable curriculum for all children. The money provided by the funding will be invested in the professional development of staff by utilising sports coaches and as a result will enhance the quality of teaching for all children. New planning has been developed to create a consistent approach that allows for skills to be applied and embedded.
Improvements in lunchtime behaviour will be achieved through an apprentice who has been employed to train and mentor new pupil sports leaders who will provide a range of structured sporting opportunities for the children to choose. The sports leaders can then continue in the future. This will also give children access to a wider range of sports.
Through our existing links with Sports Plus and the Shire Oak Partnership, inter-school competitions and sporting events, will be enhanced.
The school will continue to offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities that will be widened to include different sports.
Swimming lessons have always been provided for children in Years 3 and 4. It proposed to enhance this by offering further lessons for children in Year 5 to ensure that they can swim 25 metres but also to further develop swimming ability for all.
Pupils have also been given the opportunity to develop their skills further by using the links into the community that the school has with various clubs. It is our aim to encourage as many of our pupils as possible to participate in a sport outside of the school day, thus promoting the idea of fitness for life.
It is proposed to create and outdoor nature area along the lines of a ‘Green Gym’ to promote exercise and well-being that can then continue for future generations. Additionally, the school will continue to offer outdoor activities for Year 5 children to help team building as they move to Year 6.
Sports funding has enabled us to renew some ageing sports equipment and importantly purchase additional resources for new sporting activities at lunchtimes.
We will evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium Funding as part of our normal self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements. We will look at how well we use our Sport Premium Funding to improve the quality of P.E and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all children develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
Measuring the impact of the activities provided with Sports Premium Funding can be achieved in different ways. We will look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school.
Please see our Sports Premium Funding Action Plan for further details.