What is the Sports Premium grant?
The Government has provided additional funding for primary schools since 2013 in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport. This funding comes from the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport.
The funding can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. We are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupil progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sports provision alongside curriculum details.
How much money do we receive?
All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil.
We receive approximately £10,000 per year.
How do we decide what to spend it on?
Our rationale for the use of Sports Premium funding, which has been agreed by the Governors, is that we must use it so that:
- all children should benefit regardless of their sporting ability
- staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development
- children have opportunities to compete in tournaments and events with other schools
- we build up a partnership with other schools and clubs
- some activities and clubs may be subsidised so that all pupils have opportunities, eg. extra-curricular clubs, swimming lessons
How are we spending the money currently?
Since September 2016 we have employed sports coaches from CM Sports to support in the teaching of outside PE - sports like football, netball, tag-rugby and dodge ball have all formed part of this curriculum. Teaching staff work alongside CM Sports coaches to plan and deliver an effective curriculum.
In addition, we have ensured:
- Continued membership of the Farnham & Ash Sports Association
- Working with the Weyside Confederation to lead and participate in local sporting events for our younger children, eg. leading the annual Skipping Workshop here at Hale School
- Raising the profile of sport and fitness through new and additional events, eg. the introduction of the Daily Mile
- The re-introduction of swimming lessons for Years 4-6 since the closure of our school pool - we are now using the swimming pool at All Hallows secondary school and working closely with swimming coaches from Farnham Swim Club
- Increasing the amount of competitive sport in which our children participate and encouraging more pupils to enter
- Making links to other community sports providers - encouraging pupils to join out of school sports clubs, eg. Farnham Rugby Club
- Ensuring resources are maintained and replaced as required
- Encouraging our children to improve their leadership skills through 'sport leader' initiatives
- Working closely with Farnham Heath End School (FHES) and their team of Sports Leaders, including participating in confederation events such as the 'Celebration of Dance'
- Setting up an increased number of successful lunchtime and afterschool clubs, ensuring a range of different sports are included such as: archery, taekwondo and tennis
- Providing cover to release teaching staff for professional development in PE/sport
- Securing the 'School Games Bronze' award and we are now working towards the silver achievement
How do we evaluate our spending?
Over the course of the academic year we will evaluate the impact of the funding as part of our regular school evaluations and through pupil voice. We will look at how well we use the Sports Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation at all levels so that pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. We aim to increase the activity of all children in school, in particular reluctant children. We have already seen an increase in the numbers of pupils entering events and joining clubs. In order to make our investments sustainable we ensure that our teaching staff receive professional development and are able to accompany sports teams to events, whilst also supporting extra-curricular clubs.
Please click on the links below to see how we have allocated the Sports Premium funding: