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:
For this year (the 2018-19 school year) Belleville's Sport Premium funding is £23,420.
For last year (the 2017-18 school year) Belleville received £23,090.
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. We use our funding to:
- provide high quality sports coaching
- provide sports/PE training and professional development for staff
- increase participation in school and inter-school events and competitions
- encourage children to be more active every day, including in the playground
- develop children's swimming proficiency
How we ensure sustainability:
- Developing teachers' skills has a long term impact on their provision and they can also help develop others
- Participating in local competitions helps us build links with a range of other schools
- Sporting success becomes a 'legacy' for the school, giving future pupils an example of what they can achieve
- When we buy resources, we choose equipment that will last well and can benefit children for years to come.