We have received additional government funding specified as 'Sport Premium' since its introduction in September 2013. The funding aims to help improve the quality of PE teaching and sports opportunities in primary schools.
What we receive:
Each school in England receives £8000, plus £5 per child on roll (based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6, using data from the January school census). For the 2016-17 school year Belleville's Sport Premium funding is £11,420.
What the funding is for:
Schools are free to spend the Sport Premium as they see fit, but it must be spent on Physical Education and school sport. The purpose is to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport - i.e. to develop or add to the PE and sport activities that we already offer, and to make improvements that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years. For example, schools can use the funding to:
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
- introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs and holiday clubs
- run sport competitions, increase pupils’ participation in the School Games or run sports activities with other schools.
We aim to utilise the extra funding to improve all aspects of Physical Activity. These include: maximising pupil progress, increasing participation in sport, professional development of staff and to help all our pupils to develop healthy lifestyles and positive attitudes towards Physical Education.
How we have spent the funding:
As a school we are accountable for how we will use this additional funding and we are required to publish online information regarding how we have used the Sport Premium and the impact it has made. Previously we have spent our Sport premium as follows:
- £120 on entry into newly created interschool competitions: Wandsworth Schools Cricket League; Wandsworth Schools 5v5 Football League and Wandsworth Schools Netball League
- £4,000 on improving the standard of PE resources available to children in both Clubs and PE lessons
- £1,000 in improving the equipment available to lunchtime staff to generate more interest in sport as part of everyday life
- £1,419 to support Sports Day