Sports Premium Funding

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum until 2020 to provide new, substantial primary school support funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all of their children.  The sport funding must be spent on sport and PE provision in school.

Healing Primary School has received £18,000 to spend this year on sports provision within the school. 

With this money our main aims are:

  • To ensure high quality PE is being taught throughout the school.
  • To work with sports specialists and coaches to enhance PE lessons, whilst ensuring that teaching and support staff get valuable professional development.
  • To provide a wide range of sports and activities for children to get involved in through curriculum time and extra-curricular activities.
  • To raise awareness and encourage students to lead a healthy active lifestyle with initiatives such as the mile a day walk.
  • To regularly participate in a range of activities or sporting competitions taking place within the area.

We have chosen to spend this year’s funding on the following:

  • School Sports Partnership will provide a range of opportunities for students to participate in local competitions and festivals throughout the year.
  • School Sports Partnership will provide professional development opportunities for staff to add to and enhance individual skills, to develop and deliver the best level of PE provision possible.
  • Teachers and support staff will be working alongside professional coaches and specialists to further improve their skills, enabling PE provision within the school to be of a consistently high standard.
  • Each key stage within the school will receive at least one term per year taught by an outside agency – this will up skill teachers and support staff who are working collaboratively with JR Sports, Lincolnshire Soccer School and Multi Sport Pro.
  • JR Sports, Lincolnshire Soccer School and Multi Sport Pro will be assessing children every lesson; at the end of each term they will feedback to teachers.
  • JR Sports will be training and supporting competition teams to enhance performance ready for local competitions; this will then link to gaining the Sainsbury’s Active Award for the end of the year.
  • New sports equipment for PE lessons will be bought to ensure we have the correct resources to teach high quality sessions in a wide range of sports.
  • Multi Sport Pro will be delivering a range of inclusive activities and alternative sports such as fencing, archery and boccia to broaden experiences for our children.
  • JR Sports, Lincolnshire Soccer School and Multi Sport Pro will all be delivering extra-curricular clubs to promote the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle.

Because of the funding, participation in sporting activities is at an all-time high within Healing Primary School. Over 200 children access extra-curricular sporting activities each term. This figure shows that over 60% of children from Foundation Stage to Year 6 are benefitting from the sports premium funding. Last year, every child within Year 6 represented the school at a sporting event which also shows we provide a range of activities to enhance each child’s experience of competing. Attainment figures have also shown over 95% of the school is working at the expected standard for their age. We also have over 20% of children working above the expected standard.

Due to the excellent standard of teaching and learning, our team are becoming increasingly more confident with the delivery of PE lessons. Many members of staff have worked closely with sports coaches to shadow lesson in order to deliver them in other year groups. Coaches have covered a variety of different sports and delivered CPD throughout the past five years to give staff a broad range of experiences and the confidence to deliver lessons independently. The Sainsbury’s Gold Mark, which we have achieved for the past four years, is also a good benchmark to show sustainability within our school; it proves the amount of opportunities the children are being provided with are consistent high within the school.