Sports Premium Funding
Sports Premium Strategy Statement 2019-20:
Newton-le-Willows Primary School and Nursery
Sports Premium Strategy Statement 2019-20: Newton-le-Willows Primary School and Nursery
The Sports Premium is additional funding from the Government that is allocated directly to primary schools across England to improve the provision of physical education and sport. 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 schools to spend on improving the quality of PE and school sport for all their children.
The additional funding must be spent on improving the provision for physical education and sport. The school will be held to account for how we spend the sport funding. Our school recognises the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of our children. In addition, it is considered that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.
We are required to publish online information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at Newton-le-Willows Primary School and Nursery.
From April 2019 - March 2020 Newton-le-Willows funding allocation is £20,260
Our rationale for the use of Sports Premium funding is that it must be used so that:
· all children benefit regardless of sporting ability
· children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools
· staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development
· all activities will be subsidised so that pupils do not miss out due to financial constraints
· we make use of collaborative and partnership working
· increase sports and physical education resources
At Newton-le-Willows Primary School and Nursery we encourage our children to become active participants in a range of physical activities and sports. With the above rationale in mind, we aim to use the Sports Premium funding as follows:
· employ a specialist PE teacher to work alongside teachers to develop the quality of PE for all in school
· engage children in new activities/skills/wider breadth of activities
· ensure participation in local intra/inter-school sporting and dance tournaments increases
· provide expert coaching in a range of extra-curricular activities and also offer a broader range of activities than are available locally
· provide professional development opportunities for teachers, particularly in 2019/20 around gymnastics and PE
· purchase specialist sports equipment and teaching resources to continue the enrichment of the PE curriculum and the introduction of new sports/breadth.
· participate in local sporting and dance tournaments by providing transport, suitable attire and supervision
· promote active and healthy lifestyle sessions for children.
In Years 4, 5 and 6, our children access Swimming lessons in line with National Curriculum requirements.
The National Curriculum guidance states that pupils should be taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres;
- use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke);
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
The attainment targets should be measured and recorded by the time pupils leave in year 6.
In 2019, 53% of our Year 6 cohort achieved this attainment target.