WHAT IS THE SPORTS PREMIUM?
At Langney Primary Academy we believe PE & Sport plays an important role with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.
We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons; alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people. We agree with the Prime Minister’s declaration that this funding will “improve PE and school sport for the youngest pupils and inspire the Olympic and Paralympic stars of the future.”
AMOUNT OF FUNDING PER SCHOOL
Funding for schools was calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census. All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil.
MAXIMISING THE PRIMARY SPORTS PREMIUM
At Langney Primary Academy we aspire to become a school of ‘sporting excellence’ where participation levels in competitive sport will be increased and the health of our pupils improved. Since September 2014 we have already seen positive outcomes from the following actions:.
hiring of a specialist Competitive Sports Coaches who works alongside primary teachers when teaching PE;
increase in the number and range of extra-curricular sporting clubs available, led by specialist sports coaches (e.g. football, badminton, table tennis, circuit training, Zumba, dodgeball, golf, cricket, basketball, netball, tennis, hockey, swimming, running, athletics);
increased participation in sport competitions;
organising and running sport competitions between schools;
providing places for pupils at after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.
As a result of the additional Sport Premium funding and the school's vision to deliver sporting excellence, we have already achieved self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport at our school. Indicators of our improvement are:
the increased engagement of ALL pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles;
the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement;
increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport;
broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
increased participation in competitive sport.
We consider our objectives for the forthcoming year carefully in order to build upon our significant successes in the development of Physical Education and Sport. We also reflect on the sustainability of each objective and action.
OUR SPORTS PREMIUM STATEMENT
The government is providing funding to maintained primary schools and academies that is specifically targeted at improving the provision of physical education (PE) and sport.
Each school receives £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil. During the academic year 2016-2017, Langney will be receiving a total of £10,575. For a full breakdown on how we intend to spend this money to enhance our PE and Sport provision, or how we have spent this grant in previous years, please see our Sports Premium Funding Reports below.
As a result of this additional funding, Physical Education is now a key strength at Langney Primary Academy. Significant improvements have been made to the quality of the school’s physical education curriculum, including the inclusion of a wider variety of sports taught such as handball and specific multi-sports sessions. This has given our children the opportunity to try out and develop skills in sports they may not have experienced before and nurture skills they may not have been aware of. Our exciting PE provision means children enjoy their PE lessons – a school survey in September 2016 revealed the percentage of children reluctant to take part in PE sessions was less than 2%!
Extra-curricular clubs have also expanded, with both school staff and external agencies running a variety of clubs; such as archery, table tennis, netball, football, tennis, hockey, golf, dance and athletics. These are often over-subscribed, with most clubs needing a waiting list!
Competition has become an integral part of PE at Langney Academy and we have ensured a significant increase during the previous year of inter-school competitions and tournaments attended, with results continuing to improve over the course of the years. This is also given a high-profile in school, with outcomes of competitions presented in whole-school assemblies each week and a weekly ‘Sports Personality’ award.
During the upcoming academic year of 2016-2017, our priorities are to:
continue to provide outstanding, exciting and inclusive PE and sport to all children.
improve teaching and learning of gymnastics and dance
increase children’s opportunities to take part in Outdoor and Adventurous activities across Key Stage 2
continue to increase extra-curricular opportunities including a variety of sports
increase participation in inter-house and intra-school competitions
ensure all children leaving Key Stage 2 can swim 25m independently and competently
We will continue to use this grant to keep our PE exciting; in addition to improving facilities, equipment and resources. We are committed to ensuring all teachers have strong subject knowledge in order to consistently teach PE and sport to a high standard. We consider our goals to be sustainable as they will benefit the pupils by ensuring they are always exposed to good or outstanding teaching, using high quality equipment and facilities, are always challenged and making progress in every lesson. In addition our pupils will always access the highest quality of coaching from outside agencies and/or schools. This will continue for the future years, not just this academic year, particularly as our relationship with other schools and sporting facilities continue to grow.