The sports premium grant is provided jointly by the departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and is given to schools to improve provision of Physical Education (P.E) and sport in primary schools. Primary schools receive a lump sum of money, plus an amount based on the number of pupils in the school.
At TMBSS, we believe that offering children a wide range of high quality experiences is very important; to this extent we have already been using some of our budget to fund a range of sports activities over the year. However, the sports premium funding has allowed us to supplement our current offer with new activities and opportunities.
How we use the funding
TMBSS received £5400 in funding. Below is a summary of how this money was spent.
- Purchased a bespoke street dance scheme of work and paid for a professional instructor to deliver 6 hour long sessions with both AM and PM groups.
- Purchased a programme to enable Primary aged pupils to engage with literacy and reading through football.
- Purchased/updated equipment to provide children with access to a broader range of sporting activities.
- Playground equipment to allow Key Stage 2 pupils to access a wider range of activities during break times.
Impact of the funding
All pupils on a 50/50 shared placement engage in 15 minutes of regular physical activity during each morning and afternoon session, dependent on their integration programme. Encouraging children to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Pupils are accessing a wider range of sporting activities during P.E lessons, for example Tag Rugby, climbing, bouldering and dance.
An increase in the percentage of pupils participating in after-school sporting activity.
Staff expertise and confidence has increased through the purchase of specialist external CPD to teach dance and advanced football skills.
Key Stage 1 & 2 children were asked what they enjoyed about P.E and what it had taught them.
“I love the scooters because they go fast and I can race people!”
“P.E teaches me how to work together with other people in teams, which is something I couldn’t do before.”
“Running relay races in athletics taught me to work together as a team and not to give up.”
Our 2018/19 Year 6 cohort consisted of 4 pupils, all of whom attended on a part-time basis.
Percentage of pupils within our 2018-19 Year 6 cohort that can do each of the following:
- Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres: 50% (2 out of 4 pupils)
- Use a range of strokes effectively: 50% 92 out of 4 pupils)