Sports Premium Funding
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £320 million per annum for the academic years 2020/21 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The 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. Each school will receive funding based on the school roll - here at Sileby Redlands that will mean £10,000 solely for developing the quality of Physical education in school. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Why do we have the funding?
Our school will have the opportunity to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, our aim is to create a legacy for our school for future years in increasing participation and the quality of Physical Education within school.
How will we use the funding?
At Redlands our primary aims for this money are to:
- Increase participation in PE and sport through the provision of more extracurricular sports clubs.
- Increase the quality of PE teaching by employing highly trained sports coaches who develop staff skills and kwnowledge.
- Increase competitive sports opportunities both within school and in local area, academy trust and level 2 competitions.
- Affiliation to Team Charnwood to ensure access to CPD, ensuring the sustainability of high quality PE Teaching.
The governors and staff agree that the money must be used so that ALL children benefit regardless of their sporting ability. It's important this funding opportunity is used appropriately so that when it ends, we have a legacy that can continue for future years. Our school places a high priority on our PE provision and, as such, have invested in additional staffing/coaching and resources to further enhance the curriculum PE and extra – curricular sports during lunchtime and after schools.
The school believes that physical education plays a vital role in contributing to a child’s physical and emotional development and well-being.
We aim to provide as many sporting opportunities as we can for all our pupils within the curriculum, extra-curricular activities and competitions. Presently we offer thirteen different sports clubs within the school which include – netball, football, rugby, basketball, multi- skills, fun and fitness, cross country, cricket, athletics, rounders, baseball.
The school offers swimming lessons for all children in Years 4 and 5. Children swim for 1 hour each week over the course of a term. Based on Key Stage 2 data and assessment carried out, 75% of our children leave school having achieved the statutory requirement (confidently swimming a distance of 25m in recognized stroke and to perform self rescue).
This funding will enable the school to build on the quality of PE and sports provision throughout the school. Also it will enable us to provide additional sporting opportunities for the children both in the curriculum and in extra-curricular activities and competitions.
Our long term vision is to develop a Discover Schools Sports Programme. The programme would see a wide range of sports and events being delivered so that all children and young people would have access to them. In order to do this a ‘sports manager’ would be appointed to manage, operate and deliver much of the programme. Specialist coaches would work across the cluster of schools in curriculum and after-school time. By pooling a percentage of the funding across the Discovery schools a strong, sustainable sports partnership would be developed.
For a break down of the grants awarded and how they will be spent for 2021/2022, please download the following PDF:
For evidence showing how Sports Premium Funding was spent in previous years, please download the following PDFs: