Here’s a summary of our annual Sports Premium spending:
Income – £8601 Expenditure – £7059
Balance to c/f to 2017-18 – £1542
Government Funding for PE and how we are spending it
You may be aware that schools receive extra funding for the development of PE, and to encourage children to get fit.
At Crofton Hammond Infant School we have used some of the money to pay for the services of a trained PE coach and specialist, Linda Reeve, who works in school for one day every week. Previously Linda worked for the School Sports Partnership and so is ideally qualified for this role. She works directly with the children, training staff in delivering high quality PE lessons and also running some clubs and activity afternoons for us. For example, she leads a weekly running club for Key Stage 1 children which is incredibly well attended. This has resulted in us entering a school team into the Gosport ‘Golden Mile’ for the last two years, with great success.
Some of Linda’s time is also spent reviewing and improving our PE planning and introducing some new sports into school curriculum, such as tennis and rugby. Linda is also able to support staff with developing their own expertise in PE, particularly those new to teaching or on student placements.
We have also used some of the funding to train and promote staff to support our children in Key Stage 1 to ‘Run the Mile’ each day. This provides a daily exercise routine for the children and ensures they start the day ready to learn. We now intend to use further funding to build a ‘Trim Trail’ around the school grounds to provide extra work out stations for the children.
We also use our funding to regularly replace and update our PE resources – for example we recently purchased new netball posts to enhance the teaching of simple netball and basket ball skills.
We are very positive about the impact that the PE funding has had on our school. We now take part in a wide range of competitions – very successfully – showing that the quality of provision has improved. We have also adapted our sports day provision with sprint and cross-country competitions which provide opportunities for children to succeed at an individual level. This helps them to understand the difficult lessons that winning – or losing – in a competition provide.