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PE and Sport Premium

Please read the information above and below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Sports Premium Funding

 

Background
 
The Government provided funding of £150 million per annum from the 
academic year 2013/14. This funding was jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and saw money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. This funding has continued and doubled in 2017/18.
The purpose of the funding is that schools will have to spend the funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Providing sustainability for the future is a key factor.

 

Allocation
 
Funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census in January.
 
Greenfield Primary received:
£17879 for 2018/19.
£17851 for 2019/20 
 
Accountability
 
Schools will be held to account for how they spend the sport funding. Ofsted has strengthened its coverage of sport and PE within the Inspectors Handbook and supporting guidance, so that schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school's overall provision offered.
 
How we have spent Sport's Premium Funding previously:

 

Over the last few years, we have invested the Sport's Premium Funding in a variety of ways. Initially we bought our Daily Mile track in order for us to undertake the Mile a Day project at Greenfield. This cost £9060.96 for the track which was all of our funding for that year. 

All children at Greenfield, whatever their age or ability, walk or run around the track daily with the aim of walking or running a mile a day (or use their wheelchair etc). Younger children, aged 2 or 3, will only be walking a short way, however we expect the aim for the majority to walk 7 times around the track which equals one mile. Our school aim is for all children to be able to run or access the mile by the time they leave school. We have also spent the funding on raising the profile of the daily mile and encouraging children to get involved. We spent £500 training children to be Mile Monitors and bringing in software that would compare us nationally and locally with other schools taking part in the Daily Mile, and we were running and walking more miles each day than many schools in the country. The aim of this is for all children to be engaged in regular physical activity that will kick start a healthier lifestyle and can become a lifelong choice as well as raising the profile of physical activity across the school that is not a competitive sport.

 

During the more recent years, we have invested in using Sports Coaches to come and encourage children to join in with activities during lunch times and after school. Some children are often inactive at these times of day and we want to get them on their feet and taking part in physical exercise as much as possible! We also invested in some thermoplastic playground markings on our main playground, to encourage the children to be physical. The marking outline different courses for them to run, balance, hop, skip and jump across. Children have been using these markings since they were put down and it gives them another activity to do out on the playground during their social times. 

 

What they say

 

  • Physically active children and young people perform better academically than their inactive peers and those who are most active benefit the most.

    Dr Richard Bailey, International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education
  • I believe The Daily Mile will have a huge impact on young people's lives, helping children across the UK to be fitter, healthier and happier. I'm delighted to be supporting The Daily Mile, and hope that every child has the opportunity to take part in this fantastic initiative.

    Colin Jackson, Olympic 110m hurdles Medallist

Teachers and children choose when in the day they walk the mile as this can impact positively on the children's learning within the classroom. All the children are able to join in the activity, which only takes about 15-20 minutes at a time. 

Certificates are awarded in assemblies each week for children's personal growth in this activity eg: for completing two laps, for positive attitude, or for running the mile, or part of it, for the first time. 

 

IMPACT: We have seen a growth in the children's ability to participate and in some children's ability to run at least for part of the mile. Teachers are beginning to run the mile too! Teachers say that after walking the mile the children return to their classrooms with refreshed enthusiasm for their learning. We now see children choosing to walk the mile in their playtimes and lunchtimes. It can be a social occasion too with children talking to each other and their teachers as they walk along - with the increase in technology this is important too. As children become more able to run the mile, they have set themselves challenges for their own personal improvement. We have undertaken surveys with the staff and children which have reflected these positive outcomes.

 

 

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