What is the sports premium?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. Starting from September 2013, and lasting until at least 2016, ring-fenced funding – only to be spent on sport – will go directly to schools who will decide what is best for their children’s sport needs. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Lea Forest Primary Academy provides a wide variety of physical activities for pupils, both during the school day and through extra-curricular clubs. Clubs are run for all year groups in KS1 and KS2. Through sport and other physical activities, they learn to increase their body control, coordination, dexterity, fitness and skill levels in a wide range of sports. Pupils also learn about their responsibilities both as individuals and members of teams. They learn to cooperate and to compete fairly.
Our PE curriculum focuses on pupils developing a range of physical skills and improved body control through a range of gymnastic, dance and games activities, as well as outdoor and adventurous activities, athletics and swimming. The children are encouraged to enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle, responding positively to challenges and developing self-confidence and physical capabilities. Pupils learn about their changing bodies and the importance of nutrition and rest for a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
Our Sports Premium Grant is currently £19470 per annum. The funding has been allocated on several areas:
Focus 1: Participate in local and regional inter-school sports competitions.
➔ Affiliation fees and transportation to enable our pupils to attend competitive and participation event and leagues during the year, in a range of sports, for both girls and boys from Year 3 to Year 6.
➔ Provide qualified and experienced sports coaches to help children participate to the best of their ability.
Focus 2: Introduce Play Leader programme to increase activity levels at break and lunchtime.
➔ Provide training for 48 children across Key Stage 2 to complete formal Play Leader training, enabling them to lead games and activities for their peers and younger children, aimed and increasing activity levels from Reception to Year 6.
➔ Purchase equipment for games and activities that will stimulate and engage pupils to get involved in more activity at break and lunchtime.
➔ Employ quality sports coaching staff to oversee Play Leaders at lunchtimes, organise competitions and events, and raise the profile of a healthy lifestyle.
Focus 3: Improve outside areas for physical activity
➔ Investment in our outdoor spaces to encourage participation in a range of physically activities and games.
➔ Activity areas developed for team games, fitness improvement and the development of physical skills.
➔ Time for cover to plan and mark out areas
➔ Involvement of commercial partners to create new and exciting play areas.
Focus 4: Continue to provide a wide range of extra-curricular sport
➔ Provide sporting clubs around the year, targeting different groups of pupils to improve skills and fitness, in order to promote lifelong activity.
In our most recent assessments, 25% of our current Year 6 pupils were able to swim 25m or more.
Sports Premium Spending Reports
Updated October 2018