PE and Sport Funding
Overview of Sport Premium Funding
The Sport premium funding has been given to every Primary school this year to improve provision in the following areas:
1) Achievement in weekly PE lessons.
2) Increased participation in competitive school sport.
3) Personal health and well-being.
4) Improved attitudes and behavior towards learning.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
During the academic year 2017-2018, Our Lady of Lourdes plans to spend our funding on the following areas, in order of priority:
Employment of experienced and qualified sports coaches
Children who attend clubs and those who are less active will benefit from professional coaches leading lessons and clubs for them.
We will measure the impact of this from attendance at clubs and overall amount of time children spend being active.
We will make this sustainable by asking for small contributions towards sports clubs run by coaches and by creating strong links with community sports clubs.
Updating and expanding PE and sports equipment
After consultation with staff and children, we aim to buy new equipment that will continue to aid high quality teaching and support a more sustainable PE curriculum for the future.
Updating curriculum resources for teachers
In order to teach consistently outstanding lessons, teachers require new schemes of work, and other teaching resources such as music, flashcards and display resources. We will measure the impact by surveying teachers’ confidence to deliver PE and sport, which will enable us to continue delivering excellent lessons for the pupils at Our Lady of Lourdes.
Continuous Professional Development opportunities for staff
Teachers and Teaching Assistants will be offered a vast array of CPD opportunities to expand their lesson repertoire and develop new ideas for their curriculum lessons. CPD opportunities are crucial in an Outstanding school that wishes to continue moving forwards and improving. Learning and teaching is monitored by the PE Co-ordinator on a regular basis to celebrate our strengths and address any weaknesses.
Specialist opportunities to inspire
We believe that children will lead healthy lives now, and in the future, if they are inspired and have a genuine understanding of the importance of eating healthily and staying active. We would like to provide the children with visitors and trips that will engage and motivate them to lead healthy lifestyles.
Supporting talented athletes
We are fortunate to have several pupils in school that are on pathways to regional and national success in a variety of sports. Our Lady of Lourdes aims to support these athletes with their time, school-work and equipment/transport, which would not be possible without funding from the school.
Change for Life programme
In the new year, a programme for those who are less active, or not as involved as others in our sports provision will begin. During CfL sessions, we aim to teach the children that activity can be fun and inclusive. Our sports sessions will aim to improve their cardiovascular health and teach them about healthy living. Hopefully, we can inspire them to find an activity they feel enthusiastic about and encourage them to become lifelong learners in healthy eating and movement.
Membership to the Southend Primary School Sports Association
Joining the SPSSA will provide ample opportunities for our staff and children to experience a wider range of PE and sport. Our members of staff now access a more thorough CPD programme through the Partnership, and children are attending a wide range of competitions and enriching events.
Sports Council Budget
Our Sports Council, made up of a boy and girl from each year group (Reception-Y6), have this year been given £200 to spend on an area of learning they feel could be developed at Our Lady of Lourdes. They will decide how to spend the funding and will order their own resources.