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Sports at Eastfield

PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools

What is the Sports Premium?

The DfE is spending over £450 million on improving Physical Education (PE) and sport in Primary Schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015-2016.  The extra funding is allocated directly to Primary Head teachers.  Eastfield during the Academic year 2015-2016 was awarded £8,800 (£5,133 in December and £3,832 in April).

Schools were able to choose how they spent the funding for example:

  • Hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with Primary Teachers during PE lessons
  • Support and involve the least active children by running after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
  • Provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
  • Run sport competitions and increase pupils participation in School Games
  • Run sports activities with other schools

Eastfield Infant and Nursery School Sports Premium Main Budget Spend 2015-2016 was as follows:

  • New safety PE mats for indoor lessons
  • Safety training for teachers in Resuscitation for swimming sessions
  • New resources for cricket, basketball, Equipment for Movement e.g. ribbons and scarves
  • Academy sports specialist coaches delivering multi-skills, dodgeball, basketball, Yoga, Tri-golf and cricket to different year groups
  • Lunchtime clubs, including Yoga
  • Swimming resources, such as tummy bands and swim vests
  • New large play/climbing frame in the Reception garden (building starts in the summer holidays 2016 – ready for the new school year 2016/2017)
  • Storage equipment
Eastfield Reception Climbing Frame

For a break-down of the spending and an evaluation of how this impacted on our PE lessons, please click on the link below:

School Sports Premium Termly Expenditure Breakdown 2015-2016

School Sport Premium Development Plan 2015-16

School Sport Premium Development Plan 2016-17

Overall Impact of the Sport Premium Money 2014-2015

Overall there has been an increase in the quality of PE teaching.  Children were more engaged in PE and enjoyed their lessons more.  They have access to different environments, a variety of different sports, such as Yoga and Tri-Golf and new experiences which have allowed them to develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills.

The skill set of teachers has been developed by training, and then this training has been cascaded to other staff.  Teachers have also enhanced the quality of their teaching by observing and teaching alongside skilled coaches.

How we are planning to spend our funding in 2016-2017

We are using our funding to continue to develop our PE curriculum and teaching.  We continue to offer a wide a variety of different sports, beginning the year with a specialist ‘Street Dance’ coach to come and teach some curriculum lessons to Year 1 and Year 2 children.  As well as a Monkeynastics coach, teaching the Reception children in the Spring Term.

In addition to this, having evaluated last year’s spend, audited our resources and questioned pupils and staff, we allocated spending towards:

  • Enhancing the playground environments – Possibly a Performance Stage
  • Equipment and training for lunch time supervisors to run a variety of clubs
  • Replace equipment throughout the year where necessary

Impact and how this will be evaluated

The main impact of the next academic year’s spend is to increase the breadth of activities offered at Eastfield and the quality of PE provision across the whole school. We will again baseline our provision at the beginning of the Autumn Term 2016 and will undertake a full evaluation at the end of the year. This will then inform spending plans for the next academic year.