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Sports ​Premium

Southbourne Junior School


What is the Sports Premium?

The government has provided Sports Premium funding for additional and sustainable improvements to PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils and to encourage the development of healthy and active lifestyles.  Allocations for the academic year 2016/2017 are calculated using the number of pupils in years 3 to 6 as recorded in the January 2016 census.  It will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and P.E; each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil - here at Southbourne Juniors that will mean we receive approximately  £9,180.  The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of the funding

Schools are to spend the sport funding on improving the provision of PE and sport and they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.  Examples of the spending may include new equipment to support new sporting opportunities, hiring specialist P.E teachers/qualified sport coaches to train teachers to improve provision and introduce new sports.

At Southbourne Juniors we recognise the contribution of P.E. to the health and well-being of the children.  In addition, it is considered that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extracurricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.  Albion in the Community - a private provider of high quality sports and P.E. lessons are working closely with our teachers and pupils.  Teachers work alongside the coaches in games lessons (also during after-school clubs) to increase their skills and transfer them into their own teaching of P.E. and sports, which has led to increased teacher confidence for a range of games.  This provision is constantly under review and is monitored by all staff and the P.E. lead.  Other uses of the funding pay for transport to and from sporting events and activities that cannot be held at our own school. The funding has provided opportunities for the children to try new sports, such as skipping and squash.