The government has provided additional funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 to 2016/17. This funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium was extended until 2020. It has been to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
For the financial year 2017/18 Lanercost Primary School have received £13,085 up to the end of March, and has been used to:
• Employ specialist coaches to provide high quality PE teachings and enhance teachers’ professional development in a wide range of sports including gymnastics, football, cricket, forest schools, dance, yoga, Whis Kids and zumba.
• To purchase new equipment.
• Enhance swimming provision so that children in KS1 receive lessons, ensuring that 100% of children pass the KS2 swimming standard. For the 2017 to 2018 academic year, 100% of our Year 6 pupils have reached the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. (They are all able to swim using a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations). 90% of our year 5 pupils can already swim the required distance competently.
• Inclusion in the William Howard ‘Primary Sports and Outreach Programs’ to ensure that every child has the chance to be involved in sport, and participate in School Games.
• Transport to sporting events to enable the children to take part in events with other schools, such as the Talkin Tarn Cross Country Race where all KS2 children participated, and the mixed team achieved third place.
• Enhance extra-curricular activities – Football, cross-country, netball, bouldering, cricket, green bowling, gymanastics, zumba, rounders and rowing.
• To enable all pupils in KS1 and KS2 to take part in WHISkids workshops that have provided Wellbeing Support for Children using the My Way Code. This bespoke programme of support and resources has helped the children’s health and wellbeing.
• To enable all children (YN to Y6) to participate in forest schools, developing a love for the outdoors and knowledge about looking after the environment and ourselves.