Sports Premium Funding
We are committed to ensuring that all pupils receive a minimum of 2 hours of PE per week, delivered by well-trained and enthusiastic teachers. Regular staff training opportunities are provided for teachers and teaching assistants (TAs) to keep them abreast of new initiatives.
In addition to the quality PE provided by the teaching staff, the sports provision is enhanced by our engagement with a number of sporting clubs and organisations. These clubs/organisations provide an array of opportunities during curriculum time e.g. Sevenoaks School provides coaching for our Year 5 children during Terms 5 & 6. Sevenoaks Hockey Club has also delivered lessons for Key Stage 1 and 2 children. Yoga is also delivered to Year 3 during Term 5.
We run an extensive sports programme over the year, which is supported by our involvement with the Sevenoaks Partnership (28 local primary schools). The programme incorporates an array of different sporting opportunities and we aim to include all of the children.
The Partnership employs a Sports Development Officer and she is instrumental in facilitating an extensive range of continuous professional development for the teaching staff. She also takes a lead role in organising sporting events for the children and this include competitive leagues and other one off events e.g. Districts Sports, Cross Country races, Cricket Festival, Hockey competition, Chance to Dance.
At Sevenoaks Primary School, Teachers, TAs and other volunteers, provide a wide range of sports clubs, both for team and individual sports. The clubs take place before school, during the lunch break and at the end of the day. The majority of our children enjoy at least two or more extra-curricular activities.
Sevenoaks Primary School has an unrivalled record in local sports competitions and events in the Sevenoaks area and has regularly reached county and national finals. This could not have been achieved without the support and commitment of parents, which is very much appreciated.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding has been jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and is ring-fenced for primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school has received £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for two years - here at Sevenoaks Primary School that amounted to £9,965 for 2013/4 and £9,955 for 2014/5. The funding for 2014/5 was supplemented by funds from the school budget. .
How we use Sports Premium at Sevenoaks Primary
Sports premium funding is used to help us implement all of the above initiatives, as a result we aim
- To improve the provision of PE at Sevenoaks Primary School.
- To continue to participate in competitions to a high level.
- To broaden the physical activities available to the children, with a particular focus on the pupils in Phase 1.
- To increase participation in sport and physical activity.
Monitoring and Evaluation
- The school will produce a report at the end of each academic year to identify the success of the initiatives and the impact that they have had.
- Delivery will be monitored by the PE Leader in the first instance. This will be overseen and managed at senior level by the Headteacher and Assistant Heads.
- We will monitor the take-up of extra-curricular activities.
Please find our Sports Funding reports below.