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Sports Premium Funding Information 2020-2021

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government has provided funding for school PE and Sport. The 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. Each school gets £16 000 plus £10 per child. Saint William’s Catholic Primary School will receive a total of £16, 300 over the academic year, paid in two instalments.

Schools have to spend their Sports Premium funding on improving the provision of PE and sport, but have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.

Objective of Sports Premium at Saint William’s Catholic Primary School;

At Saint William’s we are strongly committed to PE. We recognise the importance of PE to the health and well-being of our children and the impact the PE curriculum and extra-curricular activities can have on the attitudes, confidence and academic achievement of all children.


How Saint William’s Catholic Primary School will use the funding

Our school, along with many other primary schools in Wyre and Fylde, has decided to join the Wyre and Fylde School Sports Partnership. This gives us access to professional development for the staff and a host of activities and competitions for the children.

We have also opted to spend more of the funding on specialist coaches teaching different aspects of PE ranging from Archery to Quiditch and many other sports and activities.

The class teacher works alongside the specialist coaches, gaining valuable new knowledge. The coach produces lesson plans which the class teacher can share with the other staff.

Extra-curricular sports clubs –  The clubs are run by experienced sports coaches and supported by a member of staff so they can increase their own skills.

Because these clubs are free for parents, the intention is that they increase participation in school sport. It is hoped that the wide range of activities will attract children who have not previously attended or participated in PE/sport outside of the National Curriculum.

How does the Sports Premium Funding fit in with existing school sport?

All children at Saint William’s Catholic Primary School participate in 2 hours of PE a week. Teachers and/or specialist coaches plan lessons which include Gymnastics, Games, Dance and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities.

At Saint William’s Catholic Primary School, any staff member with an enthusiasm for a particular sport is encouraged to run a club to promote skills in that activity.


How will we evaluate impact of the extra funding?

The PE subject leader is monitoring participation in the extra curricular clubs supported by the Sports Premium funding to ensure as many pupils as possible access the clubs. In the coming academic year, the subject leader and the Headteacher will observe lessons to ensure there is quality provision in PE and to gauge the impact of the funding.


Impact of the funding 2020-2021

In the academic year 2020-2021 our Sports Premium funding was used primarily to fund the Wyre and Fylde School Sports Partnership as well as the specialist teacher involvement. These were above the National Curriculum requirements and were for the whole school. Alongside this we replenished much of our PE resources.

As the number and range of clubs and sports increased, all of our pupils accessed at least one new sporting activity.

Planning shows improvements in planning fundamental skill development.

Observations show that pupil skills are improving and these are being applied in games as pupils move up the school.

The skill levels of our pupils have increased e.g. in Key Stage 1 dance.

More children have had the opportunity to experience team sports.

More children have been able to access a range of sports that they would not have been able to otherwise.

Training and observation opportunities mean that teachers are more confident teaching PE and standards of teaching have improved. There is a wider range of activities to develop skills.