Alston Lane Catholic Primary School

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5th April 20
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Sports Grant Funding

Sports Grant Funding 2018.19


What is the Sports Premium?

The Government has continued to provide sports funding for schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Purpose of funding.

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

  • Funding for 2016.17 was £8,821
  • Funding for 2017.18 was £17,730
  • Funding for 2018.19 is £17,730

How we have spent the grant in 2018.19:

➢ Tennis skills sessions for all classes with a qualified instructor. Each class had approximately six weeks of lessons building on the previous year’s sessions. These occur throughout the year and we are now in the third year of skills building within this programme.

➢ Eight weeks of hockey tuition for Year 5 children and an after school hockey club for lower Key Stage 2 children. We buy in the services of a local hockey club leader to deliver these initiatives. This is the second year that we have committed to this initiative.

➢ During 2018.19, we entered more school sport competitions than ever before. The sports grant enabled us to pay for competition entry, supply teacher cover and transport to the tournaments, using a local taxi service. Out of the 40 Preston schools that regularly take part in these competitions, we are 11th in the Championship table.

➢ Additional sports kit was purchased to ensure we entered tournaments in suitable team clothing, including smaller sizes for infant teams.

➢ New netball posts and thermoplastic lines for netball and mini tennis, were provided on the school playground. 

➢ A running track around the perimeter of the school field, to promote fitness at playtimes.
The impact of the sports grant can be seen in greater participation in competitive sport across the school, including several good results in these tournaments and competitions; the increased number of after school clubs being offered; and the confidence of teachers when delivering lessons through our scheme of work. 
CPD for staff has mainly been sourced through free opportunities