What is Sports Funding?
Sport Premium is a government funded payment aimed at improving and increasing the provision of PE in schools across the country. Each school will receive £8000 plus £5 per child between Year 1 and 6. St Michaels School has been allocated £8,400 per year.
How are we spending the PE funding?
We believe PE is a hugely important part of the curriculum and we pride ourselves on offering children many opportunities to get involved in sport, both during and after school. This funding has enabled us to employ the services of outside agencies and specialist coaches to come into the school and provide High Quality PE and Sport sessions each week to all children.
We have employed the services of a local company PASS Ltd (Physical Activity & Sports Specialists) set up in conjunction with the Maidstone School Sport Partnership Network as we know that the expertise, drive and energy, of the team, will allow us to deliver some of the above and, equally importantly, will provide training for teachers to enable them to become more confident in the delivery of day to day aspects of PE. This will ultimately impact the children through higher quality, sustainable PE teaching and ensure our offer to all children is fun, active and engaging.
In addition, we have used the funding to provide the children with a variety of high quality experiences and sports workshops, including Skipping Workshops, Circus Workshops, Paralympic athletes visits and Samba workshops. These have encouraged the children to take part in a wide range of activities and develop their skills and knowledge further.
What will the impact of this funding be for our school?
• All pupils from Y3 to Y6 will receive one hour per week of team teaching alongside a professional sports coach. .
We think you will agree that this funding offers many exciting opportunities that will benefit the school and most importantly the children.
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PE Sports Premium Funding Evidence Report 2017/2018