What is the Sports Premium Grant?
In order to tackle obesity in 1 in 5 primary school pupils, to increase girls uptake in sports and physical activity and reduce the increased heath risks primary aged pupils will face in later life through inactivity, the government now provides funding to schools to help improve the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The premium has been introduced so that schools make additional and sustainable improvements for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
How much is the Sports Premium Grant?
In the 2023 to 2024 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles, Old Clee will receive £16,000 plus £10 per pupil.
Department for Education Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium
All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following objective:
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
Old Clee Primary Academy School Sport
Old Clee Primary Academy has always provided a wide variety of sports through lessons or as extra-curricular activities. Our teaching staff receives high quality training through our partnership with the Local School Sports Partnership Programme and they deliver some sessions where staff work alongside specialist PE coaches. In addition, we have a member of staff who is a PE specialist who delivers sessions to all our pupils from Year 1 upwards. All children from Year 1 experience a wide variety of sporting activities and also have the opportunity to take part in focused sporting events during the year through our partnerships with Secondary Schools and through our partnership working with other local Academies. Here Sports Leaders create sporting inter-school competitions or events for children across several schools to participate in. These focus sports include mini Olympics, cross country, Dodge Ball, orienteering, athletics, multi-skills, kwik cricket and rounders to name but a few. We are also widening the opportunities we present to our pupils so we can offer our pupils a variety of sporting experiences.
Children who exhibit a talent are encouraged to attend local sports clubs and they are often offered the opportunity to take part in regional and national finals. In addition we are always extending our after school provision to ensure we offer as many sports/fitness sessions as possible.
Please access the document below which shows how our grant will be used over the course of 2023-24 to improve provision for all of our pupils and how our grant was spent in 2022-23.