The Government is providing further funding to provide substantial primary school sport funding. 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 head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. This funding has been extended and will continue for the 2020/21 financial year. Sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Key Targets during the academic year 2020 – 2021
The Premium is being used to meet the 5 main aims of the funding:
1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kickstarting healthy active lifestyles
2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
5. increased participation in competitive sport
We can achieve these by:
- hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
- supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
- paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
- providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
- running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
- buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
- providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs
- pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools
- providing welfare staff with CPD as well as providing a greater variety of activities at lunchtime for the pupils
- investing money in new playground line markings and equipment.
St Wulstan’s and St Edmund’s will be working alongside Fleetwood Town Football Club who will provide their core and hub offer which will include 36 weeks of curriculum and extracurricular activities. We will also be working alongside Wyre and Fylde Sports Partnership who will provide extra-curricular activities throughout the year. After school clubs (archery, futsal, tennis, basketball, tri golf, tag rugby, hockey, cricket, rounders and football) will be provided for Years R-6. All lessons and some clubs will be supported by a teacher or teaching assistant to further develop skills within the staff workforce.