The Government has confirmed its continuing investment in primary sport with the allocation of £160 million in 2016/17 to continue to improve physical education and sport in primary schools. Each primary school will continue to receive a flat amount of £8000 plus £5 per pupil aged 5 and over at the last Pupil Census. In the March 2016 Budget, the Government announced a pledge to double this amount to £320 million from September 2017, funded by taxation on sugar in soft drinks.
At Loseley Fields, the Sport Premium is allowing us to develop a sustainable improvement in teacher confidence and skills, driving the professional development of the teaching team through investing in the services of a specialist sports provider to plan and then work alongside identified teachers across a range of sports throughout the year. Teachers and disciplines were identified through teacher survey of experience, confidence and knowledge to ensure that provision would be targeted and developmental. The aim is to build a sustainable capacity on the teaching team rather than buy in services which may then cease if funding is no longer available.
We consider ourselves to play a vital role in developing the children’s understanding about living a healthy active lifestyle, therefore the Sport Premium is enabling us to give children opportunities to be ‘active’ throughout the day.
Download the reports below to see how Loseley Fields intends to use this funding and the impact this has had so far.