Following the success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, the Government is providing an additional £150 million per annum (provided jointly by the Departments for Education; Health; and Culture, Media and Sport), and this additional funding is ring-fenced to be spent to improve the provision of physical education and sport in Primary Schools, and schools have the freedom to choose how they do this. All state-maintained schools, academies, middle schools, special schools and pupil referral units which have primary aged pupils will receive this funding.
The Sports Premium is used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of our pupils, and to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles: As such, the school takes out responsibility seriously and employs a dedicated team of professional including:
* a member of the teaching staff, with responsibility to lead the development of PE and Sport in school;
* a part-time Sports Coach, to deliver high quality sports coaching and to expand the school’s extra-curricular activities;
* a Play Leader, with responsibility to organise lunchtime sporting and fitness activities.
Key aims for Sport Premium Funding at Freegrounds Junior School:
- To consistently provide high quality Physical Education for ALL pupils.
- Improving the curriculum by providing a wider range of sporting and physical development opportunities.
- To increase participation in sporting activities for all groups of pupils.
- To provide sporting equipment that is fit for purpose and suitably challenging for pupils.
- To provide a broad variety of extra-curricular sporting clubs and activities to ensure that children have the opportunity to be physically active whilst at school.
- To provide additional lunchtime activities, equipment and pupil sports leaders.
- Creating team squads to aid the development of the more able children.
- To continue to increase participation in external competitive sports events (e.g. sports matches with the local cluster schools; participation in local tournaments)
- To forge links with local sporting clubs and organisers to further develop sporting provision for our pupils.