What is Sports Premium?
The PE and Sport Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
The government is spending £450 million on this funding over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016.
This year Emmaus received £18540 in sports premium funding from the Government. The Government state this must be used to ‘make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE ands port you offer.’
This means that in 2017-18 we were able to:
- increase the amount of children participating in extracurricular activities.
- Offer a wider range of extracurricular activities such as biking, dance, athletics and many more.
- Have experienced dance coaches for professional development of all the staff across school#
- Continue our partnership with Premier League All Stars which offers extracurricular sports and CPD for all staff.
- Invest in new equipment to sustain high quality PE teaching now and in the future
- Increase the opportunity for children to be more active in the classroom with resources such as 5 aday.
- Use sport as a reward to try and increase positive behaviours across the school.
- Enter a wide range of competitions across our locality and across the whole of Sheffield.
This is a brief over view of how Sports Premium has benefited our school, for a more detailed overview and please see the document below.
At Emmaus we recognise the contribution of PE and being active to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that a varied PE curriculum and a variety of extra-curricular opportunities that we offer at the school have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude, behaviour and academic achievement all children.
Primary School Sports Funding for 2018-19 is enabling us to continue and extend our provision by employing additional specialist coaches, to offer a wider range of extracurricular activities and enter more competitions. It is also allowing us to invest in CPD for all members of staff to allow sustained improvements in PE teaching. We have also invested in new equipment to assist with the teaching of high quality P.E. We are also striving towards the Governments pledge of offering 30 minutes of activity a day at school through having more active playgrounds and active lessons.