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What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding’. 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 funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Purpose of Funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding include:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
- Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
- Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sportProviding places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs
Providing opportunities for children to compete
We feel it is important that all children have the chance to represent their school and take part in competitive sport against other schools. We will continue our existing competitions such as netball, cross country ,football, tag rugby, athletics, hockey and swimming. We will also arrange further tournaments and fixtures between with the other primary schools within our cluster and Local Authority. Several sporting events take place within the school day and previously we have not been in a position to attend all of these sporting events.
Professional development of staff
One of the key strands of the sports funding is to develop the skills of our school staff so that the quality of PE and sport that is delivered will be enhanced. Qualified sports coaches will work alongside staff to deliver lessons and support planning and delivery of PE. Working in this way teacher confidence and expertise will develop and the school will benefit from high quality planning resource materials. One area of development identified by staff is that of assessment of PE. The school has employed a PE specialist to develop an assessment programme and to work with staff.
Providing quality assured materials for PE and school sport
The extra funding has enabled the school to provide more equipment to be used in PE lessons to encourage full and active participation.
Raising the status of PE
Mill Hill Sports Kits have been purchased to be worn by pupils when at sporting competitions and outdoor events.
The school is proud to announce that Mill Hill School has achieved the Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Award for showing a dedication to sport and fitness both in and out of school. We have increased the number of competitions we enter as well as developing links within the wider community.
Local sports clubs
Hillside Rural Activities Park (cylex-uk.co.uk) Football, Tennis and cricket.
Allerton Junior Athletics Club-Knayton Rural Park- Track & field – XC, Road Running & compete in North East track league, XC league. email@example.com