What is Pupil Premium?
The pupil premium is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils of all abilities and to close the gaps between them and their peers.
In this section you will find details of how this money is spent at Flakefleet and the impact it has on those children identified as being disadvantaged.
What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is provided funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport 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 school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. It was announced in February 2014 that the funding was going to be extended for a further five years.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Purpose of funding
School must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
This means that you should use the premium to:
develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
For example, you can use your funding to:
hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
provide existing 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, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
run sport competitions
increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
run sports activities with other schools
The money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.
How the money has been spent in previous years?
The money over the last few years has been wisely spent introducing all the children to a wide range of favourite sports as well as new sports such as Tri Golf and Dodgball. The teachers are now feeling a lot more confident in teaching PE with the aid of specialist coaches team teaching with staff in lessons. The extra curricular clubs profile has raised over the years with activities most mornings and every evening after school, led by either external coaches or members of staff. The school has made very close links with Fleetwood Town Football club and coaches have been coming in three times weekly to raise the standard of behaviour and attainment of skills at lunch times. we have also made close links with Blackpool Table Tennis Club and Lancashire County Cricket Board. The year 5 and 6 children have been trained up as buddies to assist in the infant playground, playing organised games. Through all this hard work from the staff and children Flakefleet have been awarded the Bronze Sainsbury School Sports award 2014/15.
Below we show how we intend to spend the sports funding during 2015-16:
Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PE
The school has linked with the services of Wyre and Fylde Schools Sports Partnership and Fleetwood Town School Sports Programme who both already deliver some of our extra curricular school clubs, to support teachers in curriculum PE (particularly Years 1 and 2). This initiative will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 6, they are also providing extra curricular activities including Boccia, Tri Golf, Tag Rugby, Dance, Dodgeball, Gymnastics and KS1 multi skills. Not only will the children benefit from being taught by a member of the Wyre and Fylde Schools Sports Partnership and Fleetwood Town School Sports Programme, but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice and assisting in the PE lessons. We are able to do this as the school has purchased the Premium Package through the Wyre Fylde and Sports Premium Offer and Fleetwood Town School Sports Package ensures we are utilising the lump sum offered by the Government in an effective way. The sports packages have been designed to complement and enhance our already outstanding PE Provision.
Providing places for pupils for after school sport club
Our school already offers a range of after school clubs, accessed by children from Key Stages one and two. These clubs will continue to run as before, however by investing in teacher training there will be even more after school activities provided as the school year progresses.
Increasing participation in school sport
As well as working in partnership with Wyre and Fylde Schools Sports Partnership, Teachers will be working harder than ever in promoting the participation in team games. As well as incorporating Boccia into a sport and breakfast club, Change4Life sessions will be held and opened up include all abilities of children.
Development of the Teaching Staff
Through the Wyre and Fylde Sports Partnership KS 1 teachers will be under going training to support them in teaching fundamental skills within the curriculum and carrying out some team teaching within class time to enhance their skills and knowledge of the new curriculum.
Further information about Sports Premium funding can be found on the DFES Website.
Sports Premium Expenditure and Impact
TrySport is a community scheme which offers young people in Wyre the chance to try a variety of different sports for free.
They currently offer various sports and activities including:
- Street dance
- Parkour / free running
You can just turn up at one of the sessions but you will need to download the enrolment form and bring it with you completed and signed by a parent/guardian. The coaches will have spare consent forms with them, so you can always take a parent with you to get one signed at your first session.
Anyone who attends without a signed enrolment form will not be allowed to join the session. Please contact school for details of current available sports.