Sports Premium Funding
The Government has pledged to provide additional funding to improve the provision of Physical Education and sport in primary schools until the year 2020. The funding for 2017-2018 has been doubled using money from the soft drinks industry levy. This funding continues to be ring fenced and is only to be spent on the provision of sport/promotion of healthy lifestyles in our school, but we have the freedom to choose how we do this.
This academic year we will receive approximately £16,000. Below follows a breakdown of what we intend to use the money for this year:
£120 for annual membership to a PE planning site.
£2500 to be used in partnership with gymnastics coaches at Whitehaven Sports Centre to provide specialist teaching.
£2200 to be used to help with transport to a variety of sporting fixtures/coaching sessions.
£1500 is being used to fund a table tennis coach for children in Year 6.
£200 (approx) to buy team hoodies.
£200 to cover supply costs.
£2000 to replenish worn equipment.
£500 to be used in partnership with Windscales Squash Club providing squash coaching.
These are the most recent figures and will be updated as the year progresses.
Playground equipment and sports leader training for children in Years 5/6 has enhanced playtime provision for all children.
Money spent on transport has enabled more children to participate in different events.
Some children are now accessing out of school clubs (gymnastics, squash and tennis) as a result of opportunities provided in school.
The purchase of extra PE kits and swimming kits means everybody is able to participate in these activities.
Tennis coaching has resulted in our team getting through to the School Games Final for the last 3 years.
Specialist gymnastics coaching has led us to the county final for the last 3 years.