The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
The government are spending over £450 million on this funding over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016.
In 2014-2015 we used our Sports Premium in the following ways:
In 2015-16 we have continued to use our Sports Premium for the items above. In addition we have been able to fund the Miss Hits tennis programme for girls, whereby every girl in Year 1 and Year 2 has had access to a free lunchtime tennis club led by a coach from Olney Tennis Club. This is designed to increase girls' participation in tennis (which has traditionally been much lower than boys' participation).
Later in the year we have arranged for three "World Dance" workshops from a specialist teacher. The teachers will then continue to teach these dances for eventual performance in a Carnival-style parade for families.
Through the various initiatives and wide range of PE and sport activities offered we have an extremely high percentage of children who are participating in sports activities both in the school curriculum, at after-school clubs and in the local community. Many children play for local U-6 and U-7 football and rugby teams and also participate in local tennis tournaments.
Health statistics show that on average our children are healthier than the national average and fewer of them are overweight.
Our teaching staff have become more confident in their own PE teaching through observing specialist teachers and coaches model their lessons.