Sports Premium

Sports Premium

What is the sports premium and how do we spend it?

 

The Government is providing funding of £150 million to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. Starting from September 2013, and lasting until at least 2016, ring-fenced funding – only to be spent on sport – will go directly to schools who will decide what is best for their children’s sport needs. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Our Sports Premium Grant is currently £8,245 per year. The funding has been allocated by employing an qualified PE instructor to develop the PE curriculum in the school, lead lessons and share good practice.  There has been impact on children’s ability and skills levels due to the wider range of sports during the school day that are being taught to them.

North Thoresby Primary Academy provides a wide variety of physical activities for pupils, both during the school day and through extra-curricular clubs. Clubs are run for all year groups from EYFS to KS2.  

Our PE curriculum focuses on pupils developing a range of physical skills and improved body control through a range of gymnastic, dance and games activities, as well as outdoor and adventurous activities. The children are encouraged to enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle, responding positively to challenges and developing self-confidence and physical capabilities. Pupils learn about their changing bodies and the importance of nutrition and rest for a healthy, balanced lifestyle. 

All children have the opportunity to join after school clubs to further their interests in many areas of sports and games. These are provided for a minimal charge to the children, including qualified coaching staff, equipment and facilities, and have included football, rugby, badminton, table tennis, gymnastics and multi-sports.