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PE and Sport Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

Hiring Qualified Sports Coaches to Work Alongside Teachers when Teaching PE

The school has hired the services of Simon Carson (a coaching company who already delivers some of our before and after school clubs) to deliver PE lessons alongside our staff – including: invasion games, gymnastics, striking and fielding games and orienteering. This initiative will benefit all children from Year 3 to Year 6. Each term the coach will work with a different key stage, attending every Thursday throughout this academic year. Not only will the children benefit from being taught by a member of the Simon Carson staff, but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice and assisting in PE lessons. We also have engaged in the service of Glen Smith, a qualified gymnastics coach, every Friday for KS2. Steve Butler also comes into our school to teach Year 5 and Year 6 basketball.

 

Providing Places for Pupils for After School Clubs

Our school already offers a range of before and after school clubs, accessed by children from Key Stages one and two. These clubs will continue to run as before with a small fee charged by the coaches who deliver these clubs. We will also be hosting a weekly table tennis club, purposefully to engage new players and beginners, as well as more advanced clubs to allow children who are more able to play against quality opposition whilst developing their skill to a higher level. We will be using the Sports Funding to offer free places to these table tennis clubs.

 

Increasing Participation in School Sport

As well as using Simon Carson to deliver high quality PE lessons alongside the class teacher, they will also deliver a weekly lunchtime sports club. Again, this initiative will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6; each term the coach will work with a different key stage. The lunchtime club may involve learning a new sport, or improving in a familiar sport, with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment! The coach will also be used to prepare children for tournaments, offering specialist training to support: “Team Christ the King!”

 

Hiring a Specialist PE Teacher

In partnership with St Patrick’s College and the other primary schools within our cluster, the Sports Funding will pay for services of a PE specialist. For half-a-day each week, South Craven will supply a PE teacher to deliver PE lessons alongside our staff including: invasion games, gymnastic, dance and striking and fielding games. The teacher will coach with a different key stage each term. Again, not only will the children benefit from being taught by a PE teacher, but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice and assisting in PE lessons.

Providing Opportunities for Children to Compete

Again, in partnership with St. Patrick’s College and the other primary schools within our cluster, the Sports Funding will pay for the services of a school sports coordinator. Their role will be to arrange tournaments and fixtures between the cluster primaries, whilst offering exit routes for our more gifted children, allowing them to compete against other children at a higher level. In the past the school has represented the Diocese, and we feel it is important that children who are more able in sport are given the chance to participate against others of similar ability and potential.

 

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 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 assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport.
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

How will we be Spending the Sports Funding
and who will Benefit?

The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development; swimming is subsided in order to support all families financially.

CHRIST THE KING P.E AND SPORTS GRANT:

The first instalment of the PE and Sports Grant 2013-14 was paid in two instalments, the first in October 2013 and the second in April 2014. The full year grant had been calculated as a lump sum of £8,000 per school, together with a payment of £5 per 5-11 year old pupil (as at January 2013 Census). This is different to the previous notification from the EFA which indicated £7,535 as the lump sum. The payments made in October were not amended however, the second instalment was adjusted to reflect the increase in the lump sum.

Download our Sports Grant report 2016 – 17 here.