Offwell C of E (VC) Primary School & Nursery
AIMS HIGH with CHRISTIAN VALUES

Sports funding

The Government provided funding to all schools to improve the provision of Physical Education and Sport in Primary Schools for the first time in 2013/14.  Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.

For example, the funding can be used to:

  • hire specialist PE teachers
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools

We have recently been advised that we have received a Gold School Games Mark Award for 2016/17 after achieving a silver award in 2015/16. This reflects many aspects of our sports provision.

September 2017 to August 2018 Sports Funding

September 2016 – August 2017.

Over the past year at Offwell we have been delighted to see the impact of our spending on improving our children’s skills and their opportunities to participate.  In local competitions we now regularly finish within the top 3 and have won several competitions.  At the end of year Summer 2016 Learning Community Sports Day Offwell was the overall competition winner.

The total amount of Sports Grant received in the financial year 2016 – 2017 is £8320.

Our focus at Offwell C of E Primary School is to:

  • Hire Specialist Sports Coaches to work alongside teachers in one of each class’ two PE/Games lessons each week
  • Provide CPD (professional Development) for our staff team
  • Fun Fit training and provision for identified children
  • Sports Club opportunities for KS1 and KS2 after school led by Specialist Sports Coach
  • Provision of additional Coaches for Swimming lessons
  • Ensure children have access to a range of sporting opportunities and events across local schools, both competitive and non-competitive events.
  • Participation in the Honiton Learning Community PE events and Annual Games event.

 Purpose: to lead PE across the school [in accordance with the new National curriculum] so that children:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lifestyles

September 2015 – August 2016

Total amount of Sports Grant received for the academic year 2015/2016 – £8455

See below for focus and purpose

September 2014 – August 2015

Number of pupils on roll – 110 (October 2013), 80 (October 2014)

Funding is received in two allocations, April to August, then September to April.

Total amount of Sports Grant received for the academic year 2014/2015- £8254

Our focus at Offwell C of E Primary School is to:

  • Undertake an audit current provision and identify needs
  • Hire Specialist Sports Coaches to work alongside teachers in one of each class’ two PE/Games lessons each week
  • Provide CPD (professional Development) for our staff team, including TA/MTA staff to encourage and increase the opportunities for active play and lunchtimes
  • Hire a dance specialist to provide a workshop for children, specialist working alongside school staff (linked to our Rafiki week / Kombezi link)
  • Fun Fit training and provision for identified children
  • Leap for Life training for teachers of EYFS/KS1
  • Sports Club opportunities for KS1 and KS2 after school led by Specialist Sports Coach
  • Provision of additional Coaches for Swimming lessons

Purpose: to lead PE across the school [in accordance with the new National curriculum] so that children:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lifestyles