Sport Premium Funding Statement

Sport Premium Funding Statement

What is the Sport Premium?

The Government is providing over £320 million a year to improve Physical Education (PE) and Sport in primary schools, to improve healthy lifestyles among pupils and tackle childhood obesity. Saltwood Church of England Primary School is receiving £17,920 for the year 2021/21.

Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:

  • hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons;
  • support and involve children by running after-school sports;
  • provide opportunities for children to experience a broad range of sporting activities.

At Saltwood School we have used the Sport Premium to employ our own Sports Coach, Mr Mullin.  In addition to providing a high-quality PE lessons each week, his specialist PE teaching helps up-skill staff. Our PE subject leaders work with Mr Mullin to plan the curriculum for each class.  Each term has a specific focus, for example gymnastics, football, hockey, or tennis. Pupils and teachers develop and practise the skills needed to apply to different sports. Mr Mullin also provides the children with lunchtime and after school sports clubs.

Impact:

  • All teachers have accessed high quality CPD for increased skills, knowledge, understanding and  confidence in a range of PE curriculum areas.
  • Teachers have undertaken team-teach activities in PE to increase confidence and provide opportunities for peer-reflection.
  • All pupils regularly take part in high quality PE lessons.
  • Pupils have the opportunity to take part in extra curricular sports.
  • Increased participation in competitive sport.
  • Healthy lifestyles are promoted.

Saltwood School has also bought into The Shepway School Games Competition Package as well as a variety of sporting workshops provided by the Shepway Sports Trust.

This involves our pupils in a whole range of activities and inter-school competitions from years R-6, including tournaments of Football, Cricket, Reception Fun Days, Handball and Cross Country. This funding provides pupils from years R-6 with opportunities to take part in a variety of both traditional and non-traditional sports. This year workshops and intra-school competitions include Rugby Tots, Tri-Golf, American Football, Hockey and Yoga.

Our full Sports Premium Action Plan and Report for 2021-22 can be found here.