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SPORT PREMIUM FUNDING (SPF) 2016-2017
The Government has provided funding for primary schools to improve their provision for PE and School Sport. The amount of money paid is based on the number of pupils in the school and is ring-fenced, meaning it has to be spent solely on PE/School Sport. For the academic year 2016/17, Roseacre has received £10072, (2015/16 - £10,071).
At Roseacre Junior School, we have always considered PE to be a hugely important part of the curriculum and we pride ourselves on offering children many opportunities to take part in sport, both during and after school. We currently offer a large range of after-school sports clubs over the course of the year.
The School aims for 2016/17 that are supported by the SPF are:
- To improve the quality of teaching and learning in PE.
- To increase opportunities for pupils to have more active break and lunchtimes e.g. play/sports equipment, lunch time sports activities.
- To increase participation in sporting activities.
How we are spending our money to improve the quality of PE and School Sport
1 Action: We have budgeted for supply cover for the PE leader to attend CPD courses, tournaments and competitions with children (£2500).
Impact: PE leader continually updates her knowledge of the current curriculum. Children are given the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular and competitive sporting activities. This includes the following competitions: kwik cricket, football, netball, athletics, cross country and squash. It may also include any County Finals should we succeed in winning the Maidstone competitions.
2 Action: Staff to receive training and support across the PE curriculum from qualified PE teachers (£4750).
Impact: The quality of PE teaching across the school is improving. More pupils are becoming competent in the basic and more advanced skills. Staff using a scheme of work that ensures children progress and are challenged.
3 Action: Funding the cost of an additional swimming coach (£300).
Impact: Children receive more individual swimming coaching to ensure progression.
4 Action: Qualified coach is employed to work alongside staff to improve delivery of specific areas of PE curriculum eg squash, dance, gym, cricket, SAQ (Speed, Agility and Quickness) (£2000).
Impact: Greater confidence of staff and improved delivery of the curriculum. New skills are gained by children, curriculum is enhanced.
5 Action: Equipment purchased for curriculum and for playground use (£500).
Impact: A wider range of activities, both during lessons and at playtimes, to give variety, stimulate interest and further improve playground behaviour.
As a school we also organise the Maidstone area netball tournaments, demonstrating our commitment to the wider community as well as to our own children and, through our Sports' Days and participation in inter-school competitions, we provide opportunities for you to see your children taking part in sporting activities.
Children in Years 4 and 5 benefit from working with an England Squash Coach during curriculum time which has led to the formation of a thriving squash academy at Maidstone Squash Club.