RFPS Statement on the use of Primary School Sport Premium Funding
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games gave us an opportunity to inspire the nation to enjoy sport. It highlighted the fact that sport should be an important part of every child’s education. The Government is determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the games, and to develop children’s enjoyment of sport and physical activity from an early age. As a result schools are given additional funding to provide high quality PE and sports provision.
RFPS only began receiving this funding in 2016-2017 when our first cohort of children entered Year One. We only receive this funding for children Year One upwards and therefore the amount we receive will increase as our school grows.
The funding we have received this year has allowed us to focus on enhancing the:
- Teaching of PE through CPD and specialist staff and equipment
- Enhancing enrichment provision through lunchtime and after school activities
- Providing opportunities for our pupils to be healthy and improve their overall well being
Although, RFPS did not receive this funding during 2015-2016, with the Olympic Games in Rio in the Summer, as well as the Rugby World Cup during the Autumn Term which had obvious significance for our particular children with Rugby originating in their home town, 2015-2016 was still a significant year for Sport at Rugby Free Primary School and we have enjoyed developing this further in 2016-2017 using our Sports Premium Funding to help us.
Our sports premium funding spending plan includes:
- Topics on the World Cup and the Olympics
- Game On providing further lunchtime ‘zoned activities’ for our children and giving CPD to our apprentices and Dining Room Assistants on providing quality provision at lunchtimes
- Additional CPD training for staff in teaching P.E.
- Challenge opportunities for our Gifted and Talented Children in P.E. or particular sports.
- Provision for ‘healthy living’ activities and learning
- Work towards our Food for Life Award with particular emphasis on the active side of staying healthy
- Additional opportunities outside of school including competitive activities
- A varied and enriched programme of sports activities after school for our children
We know we will not be able to achieve all these objectives in our first year of receiving this funding but hope by planning in advance, our enhanced provision will increase the PE skills of our children but also make a significant contribution to their personal well-being and our strive to develop children into healthy, fit and well young people who enjoy sport and take personal responsibility for their fitness and wellbeing.
A statement detailing our spending of sports premium additional money for the academic year 2016-2017 is available below. An updated report will be published each July.
Our Sports Premium Funding Strategy detailing our plans for the coming academic year spending is available below.