What is the Sports Premium Grant?
The Government introduced a Sports Premium Grant for schools in September 2013.
The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. The Government is spending over £450 million on this funding over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. New funding has since been provided for the foreseeable future.
The objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding are:
- To improve the quality of existing PE teaching.
- To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils.
- For schools to understand and value the benefit of high quality PE and sport.
- To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport.
What is our aim?
Nonsuch Academy will receive an estimated £17,900 per annum for the next 3 years. Our aim is to ensure that PE teaching at Nonsuch is outstanding; that all of our children are involved in a range of sports activities within PE, extra-curricular clubs, competitions and external associations/clubs. Sport is a powerful tool for improving life skills such as behaviour, co-operation and gaining a sense of fair play. Our children also take great pride whenever they represent the school, and we wish to continue to develop this sense of identity and celebrate our pupils’ sporting achievements.
How have we used the Sports Premium Grant?
Over the last academic year, the Sports Premium Grant has enabled us to develop our sports provision in a number of ways.
This is what we have achieved so far:
- We have improved the lunchtime provision through the use of sports coaches.
- We have put in place several clubs for children with a range of sporting abilities.
- We have increased the participation in competitions outside of the school.
What have we planned for 2017-18?
We are committed to ensuring that all our pupils have the opportunity to develop skills and fitness in both competitive and non-competitive sports.
To achieve this goal over the next twelve months, we will continue to:
- Ensure that children have a minimum of 2 hours of high quality physical activity a week through PE lessons and sport at lunch time, swimming and attending sporting events throughout the year. In addition, we offer the opportunity for every year group in Key Stage 1 and 2 to participate in extra-curricular opportunities, such as cross-country, netball and tag-rugby.
- Succeed in achieving the Bronze Award in the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark.
3. Run and enter a range of sporting competitions, increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games.
4. Offer children of all abilities the opportunity to access a wide range of after school sports clubs and competitions.
5. Strengthen our relationships with sporting organisations such as local sports clubs and other schools to increase the continued love for sport.
Please note that due to decent Academy conversion, details of previous Sports Premium Grants are not available prior to 2016/2017. For further details, please contact Kath Harris in the School Office.