Sports Premium Funding
What it is?
The government has chosen to invest in Primary School Physical Education and
School Sport for 2013-2015. They have done this by offering each primary
school £8000 plus £5 per pupil to be spent in any way the school thinks best to
improve the teaching and learning of PE and School Sport in their individual
school.Our school already has an excellent reputation for our Sport and P.E. as
we strive to promote healthy and active lifestyles and aim to provide sporting
opportunities for all our pupils. We welcome the additional funding, which will
further enhance our provision and provide additional opportunities for increased
During the year 2014/15 St Patrick’s has received £8,845
How we are using it at St. Patrick's?
The money is being used for:
1) Ensuring that children have the most qualified teachers and instructors
during their P.E. lessons. This has included buying in training and support for
teachers from our local sports partnership.
2) Purchase of specialist sport equipment to increase the range of sport on
3) Course attendance and Subject Leader training for Mr. Lennon.
4) Before and after school specialist sports clubs including trampolining,
fencing, archery and golf (subsidized or part funded).
5) Investment in mini-buses to increase involvement in inter-school
6) Swimming sessions for years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Early indications of the impact of Sport Premium Funding are extremely
promising and the funding has already impacted our school in the following ways:
- Increased attendance at after school sport
- Higher levels of pupil interest and enjoyment in sport and sport-related activities
- Improved Skill levels with teachers clearly focused on developing sporting skills within each lesson and across a course of lessons
- Higher numbers of pupils participating in inter-school competitive events
- Increased engagement of staff in our school’s P.E. and Sport initiative.