What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic year 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This 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.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
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 opportunities 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 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
Year 6 Cohort Swimming Ability
As outlined in the guidance for PE and Sport Premium for primary schools, from 2017-18 there is a new condition requiring schools to publish how many pupils within their Year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
At Christ Church, children in Year 3 participate in a course of swimming lessons throughout the Spring Term.
Due to this new requirement current year 6 parents were asked to offer feedback. The cohort is of 60 pupils; 50 responses were received.
41 (68%) within our year 6 cohort can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
39 (65%) within our year 6 cohort can use a range of strokes effectively.
18 (30%) within our year 6 cohort can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
(Information gathered from 50 responses and percentages out of 60)
Year 6 Cohort Swimming Ability 2018/2019
Year 6 Cohort Swimming Ability 2017/2018
Spending Plan 2017 2018
Some of our sports teams