Sports Premium

Sports premium grant expenditure:
Report to Governors: 2013-2017


At Bedenham Primary School we value the importance of physical education in keeping children fit, active and healthy. As well as promoting good health, school sport has an important role in building confidence and a sense of achievement. We feel school sport gives our children opportunities to work individually and collaboratively fostering a true sense of belonging. As a result of this belief we have for some years been a member of the Gosport School Sports Partnership which has cost approximately £2500 a year though in 2014/15 we opted for higher level of support costing £4600 a year – we are maintaining this level of support in 2015/16. This isn’t taken directly from the Sports funding.

Through the Gosport School Sports Partnership, until July 2016, we had access to a range of highly skilled coaches who regularly provided coaching to our pupils during PE lessons. Teachers observed these lessons in order to improve their own practice. The coaching sessions were followed by a festival at Bridgemary School where pupils were given the opportunity to compete with other schools. In 2016-17 the sports partnership has ceased to exist though Bridgemary School is continuing to support their feeder schools by putting on festivals that our pupils can attend, as appropriate.

In particular it is worth noting that the Gosport Sports Partnership has supported our extensive swimming programme. Pupils from Year 2 to Year 6 have for the last four years all had at least 5 hours swimming during the summer term; this year due to increasing pupil numbers we have reduced this to Year 3 to 6 pupils. Aqua Academy was employed by the partnership to provide swimming instructors and life savers. Obviously we had to pay for pool hire and transport to and from swimming lessons. In 2016/17 we will need to fully-fund swimming due to the demise of the sports partnership. 

In addition, our PE Gifted and Talented children are regularly invited to take part in after school G & T sessions at Bridgemary. 

Further to skilled coaching and festivals we take part in a number of programmes run by the School Sport Partnership. These include Chance to Shine and Bikeability. All of the programmes promote exercise, healthy eating and healthy lifestyles. These are all supported by our Personal Development curriculum.  These programmes will continue despite the demise of the sports partnership.

We have previously used some of our additional funding to further improve the quality of provision in PE lessons. With other local schools we appointed a PE specialist to work in our school for half a day per week. She worked alongside our teachers to help them to improve their practice. This built a sustainable model for improving the quality of PE in our school. 

In 2014/15 we employed an apprentice sports coach to work alongside our class teachers and he has now qualified and worked across the Federation during 2015/16 in order to continue to ensure high quality PE is being delivered as well as providing release for staff to have their PPA. The sports coach also offers a range of after school sports clubs each term.

In 2016/17 the sports coach will continue to work across the Federation. In addition due to the number of new staff we have again employed a PE specialist to work in school for half a day a week. She will work alongside our teachers to help them develop their practice.

 

 

In 2013/14 our school received £5,581 sports funding.

This has been spent on the following:

£4500 for the PE specialist for the 2013/14 academic year

£700 on balance bikes

£608.40 on replacement PE mats

£415 on Change4Life PE equipment bags

£239.25 supplement to School Sports Partnership monies to pay for additional coaching

Gosport Sports Partnership membership: £2500

Swimming pool hire and associated transport costs: £2400

 TOTAL: £11362.65

 Overspend: £5781.65 which came out of our normal school funding

 

 

 

In 2014/15 our school received £8,889 sports funding.

This has been spent on the following

£4800 for the PE specialist for the 2014/15 academic year

£4414 towards the cost of employing a full-time apprentice PE coach in school to work alongside teachers

Purchase of additional PE equipment – approximately £1000

Gosport Sports Partnership membership: £4600

Swimming pool hire and associated transport costs: £2720

TOTAL: £17,534

Overspend: £8,645 meaning £8,225 will need to come from our normal school funding as we did some fundraising which totaled £420.

 

 

In 2015/16 we received £9,200 sports funding.

This has been spent on the following

£6,152 for the sports coach for the 2015/16 academic year (50% of the cost as shared across the Federation).

Purchase of additional PE equipment – approximately £500

Some of our pupils were invited to visit Chelsea Football Club and we shared transport with another local school which we fully funded - £300

Gosport Sports Partnership membership: £4,600

Swimming pool hire and associated transport costs: £2,800

TOTAL: £14,352

Overspend: £5,152 which will need to come from our normal school funding 

                   

In 2016/17 we estimate our school will receive £9,355 sports funding.

The planned spending is:

£6,864 for the sports coach for the 2016/17 academic year (50% of the cost as shared across the Federation)

£5,535 for the PE specialist for the 2016/17 academic year

We will also be purchasing some additional PE equipment – approximately £1,000

Estimated swimming pool hire, Aqua Academy coaching and life-saving staff and associated transport costs: £3,000

Estimated TOTAL: £16,399

Estimated Overspend: £7,044 which will need to come from our normal school funding