Sports Premium at Great Barford Primary Academy, 2017-18
As with every Primary in the country, Great Barford Primary Academy has been provided with additional funding to improve the provision of Physical Education and sport in our school. Our funding for this year will be £17,360.
Our vision echoes that of the Department of Education whose vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium Funding is:
“ALL pupils leaving primary school are to be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.”
The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following OBJECTIVE:
“To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools.”
It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
2. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
5. Increased participation in competitive sport
Our current Sport and PE provision
PE and Sports Provision at Great Barford Primary Academy – the coming year
The opportunities available at Great Barford Lower for enhancing the provision of PE and Sport are huge. The dedicated staff are positive and enthusiastic about PE, Sport and Physical Activity provision, from teachers to teaching assistants and mid day supervisors. Our ‘people’ are our greatest asset and this resource will be explored thoroughly this year.
Provision of physical activities at lunchtime is a key focus for the coming year. There is scope for much more structure in providing adult or child (through Playleaders) led activities and this will continue to be explored in detail. The implementation lunchtime clubs and the extended employment of our Lunchtime Activity Leader will encourage children with low activity levels to work towards the daily recommended ‘one hour’ of moderate to vigorous activity. The recent Government report, “Childhood Obesity: A Plan for Action” cites the increase in the Primary PE and School Sport Premium through the ‘Sugar Tax’ which would mean possibly doubling the funding available to schools. The school therefore needs to be considering and exploring the opportunities that this potential extra money could provide.