Sport Premium Overview
At Ladock School we believe PE & Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.
Being a member of both the Roseland Sports Network and Mid-Cornwall sports network, we firmly believe in the power of PE and sport to inspire and motivate students across the Roseland Peninsula to become the best they can be.
Roseland sports Network Vision statement - ‘Finding the spark, and keeping it lit!’
Through high quality Physical Education and sport for all students, we aim to find the spark that enthuses every student to become the best they can be and lead healthy active lifestyles. We will work together to ensure that once found, students have lifelong access to activities of their choice in the local community to keep the flame burning!
By pooling around 50% of our funding with schools within the Roseland Cluster of Schools to employ a specialist dance teacher and a sports development coach to teach across the schools, provide regular sports tournaments, festivals and competitions for pupils of all ages and develop opportunities to promote healthy active lifestyles. The aim is to ensure that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels that they are capable of.
We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding for 2 years to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.
As this is a new funding stream, it is too early to measure the impact of these actions on the engagement, health and fitness of our pupils. However, staff have already benefited from training opportunities that have increased their skills in delivering the curriculum, promoting the development of physical skills in PE and sports lessons.
Sport Premium Grant
Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census in January 2013. All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil.
Total no of primary aged pupils between the ages of 5-11( Jan 2013) 66
Total amount of Sport Premium Grant received £8,330
What does the Sport Premium mean for my School?
‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).
At Ladock School we have split up the funding by the three key areas for consideration; Physical Education, Healthy Active Lifestyles and Competitive Sport. So far, we have decided to spend the Sport Premium Grant on the following:
£4,500 – outside PE provider. This includes PE teaching and training for staff, organization of competitive sport opportunities, purchase of and training for the Real PE scheme to be delivered in school. This money also provides opportunities for the children to train with ‘Heart start’. In addition, this funding has enabled the provision of:
£500 – Whole Class Surfing Lessons
£132 – Mid Cornwall Sports Network.
£300 – Youth Sports Trust
£170 – Chance to shine cricket scheme and competitive tournaments; including whole-school assembly, class sessions and a whole-school fun day.
£180 – Real PE (Extra resources)
£400 – Contribution towards a dance project with the Cornwall Dance Team; one class had a term of dance with a dance teacher culminating with the opportunity to share/perform the work to parents and the wider school community. The dance teacher led a staff meeting on how to bring dance into every subject and make it purposeful.
The school is also benefitting from free football coaching through the FA Tesco Skills Programme. This scheme involves 5 weeks of hourly sessions for Years 1-6 led by Specialist Sports Coach. Parents invited to join in for the last session.