Sport Premium Funding
What is the Sport Premium Funding?
In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 to improve provision of PE and School Sport.
This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - is allocated directly to the schools. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
On 6th February 2014 the Prime Minister, David Cameron committed to continue the funding for the Sport Premium until 2020.
Objectives of the Sport Premium Funding
The objectives of improving PE and School Sport include:
· The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
· The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
· Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
· Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
· Increased participation in competitive sport.
How is the Sport Premium Spent at Exminster?
Exminster Community Primary School is part of the South Dartmoor Learning Community; a partnership of schools who work together to plan events and share practice for the benefit of the children. We subscribe to the School Sport Partnership (SSP) and are therefore able to participate in sporting festivals and competitions held throughout the year. These include: tag rugby, handball, netball, football, cross country, athletics, cricket, gymnastics, dance and swimming.
We use the funding to:
· Pay the cost of the subscription to the Dartmoor School Sport Partnership
· Upskill our teachers in the delivery of high quality PE
· Pay for extra-curricular clubs
· Pay for transport to and from whole year group festivals
· Contribute towards the cost of transport for swimming lessons for pupils in Years 2 and 4
· Purchase resources for PE and Active Playtimes.