What is the Sports Premium?
The funding is jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport. It will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and P.E; each school will receive £16,000, plus an additional £10 per pupil in Years 1 -6. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Click https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools to read more about Primary School Sport Funding on the Department for Education's site.
Purpose of the funding
Schools will spend the funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. This may include additional sport clubs, equipment to support P.E and hiring specialist P.E teachers/qualified sport coaches.
How has the Sports Premium Funding enhanced learning at Holy Trinity?
At Holy Trinity we recognise the contribution of P.E to the health and well-being of our children and their families. In addition, it is considered that a varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.
For more information, please take a look at our HT Sports Premium Spending Plan and Statement below.
Currently we provide swimming lessons for years 4, 5 and 6. Each year group will visit the local leisure centre for one lesson a week over the course of a term.
The National Curriculum for swimming and water safety requires children to;
19% of our current Year 6 cohort meet the national curriculum requirements.