Government Sports Funding
Following the success of the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, the government have invested money in improving outcomes for children and encouraging children to become Gold medallists of the future. Schools across the country are receiving additional funding to support this initiative over the next few years. At Mossfield, we are keen to invest heavily in opportunities for our children to take part in a range of activities, including competitions with other schools, competitions in school and introducing children to new sports and activities. This funding is called the Sport Premium, and for the academic year 2017/18, Mossfield Primary have been allocated £17,065.
Provision at Mossfield Primary
As a school we already provide high quality physical education within the curriculum and numerous sporting activities outside of it. We are proud of the fact that our extra-curricular sporting provisions are entirely free of charge to pupils.
Our intention is that the Sport Premium funding will further enhance this existing provision for our children. The Governors agree that the funding must be used so that:
- All children benefit, regardless of sporting ability
- All children have the opportunity to compete against others at some level
- The most able children are given the opportunity to compete in high level competition, both at school level and beyond
- All staff have access to training opportunities and continuing professional development.
Sport Premium Expenditure 2017/18: £17,065
Our funding in 2017/18 will be used:
- To continue professional development delivered to Mossfield Primary staff by a range of external providers.
- To provide extra-curricular P.E/Sports clubs to be delivered throughout the duration of the year by sports coaches from Edstart.
- To ensure that children in all classes receive at least two hours PE provision each academic week.
- To allow children to participate in the Salford Primary School’s Sports Association division 2 league, schools swimming gala, Bill Hay Hurst Cup, Year 5 football Cup League, Year 5 & 6 Salford School’s Athletics Competition and Swinton High School Mini Tournament (handball, hockey and basketball).
- To enable all children to participate in Early Years, KS1 and KS2 Sports Days during the Summer Term, providing all children with the opportunity to experience a variety of sports in a different setting and enjoy physical activities.
- To provide further swimming lessons at the local leisure centre for all pupils in Year 3 by enabling weekly lessons for the full academic year.
- To support the cost of the outdoor and adventurous residential for Years 5 and 6.
- Edstart sports provisions – to increase the motivation of children to engage with sports and PE activity in and outside of school, and increase the knowledge and confidence of Mossfield staff to deliver sports and PE activity lessons. £8275
- Edstart Extra-Curricular Sports Clubs – to enable children to partake in a range of physical activities throughout the year. £1560
- Staffing and transport to a variety of sporting activities (including football and athletics tournaments). £260
- Affiliation to Salford Primary School’s Sports Association (football, netball, rounders, cross-country, athletics – leagues and cups). £60
- Costs of Sports Day including the planning and staffing of this event (all teachers and teaching assistants attend for a minimum of 2 hours).£2450
- Additional swimming lessons for all Year 3 pupils to enable them to attend weekly swimming lessons for the full academic year. £2830
- Staffing costs to subsidise the Year 5 & 6 Residential Trip to Robinwood. £1630
Governance (taken from OFSTED Subsidiary Guidance)
Inspectors will consider the impact of primary school sport funding on pupil’s lifestyles and physical wellbeing by taking account of the following factors:
- The increase in participation rates in such activities as games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and athletics.
- The increase and success in competitive school sports.
- How much more inclusive the PE curriculum has become
- The growth in the rate of provision of alternative sporting activities.
- The improvement in partnership work on PE with other schools and other local partners
- Links with other subjects that contribute to pupil’s overall achievement and their greater spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills
- The greater awareness amongst pupils about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities that undermine pupil’s health
- The impact of school’s work on the physical and mental health and wellbeing of its pupils.
74.14% (43/58) of our current Year 6 pupils have reached the National Curriculum requirement to Swim at least 25m competently, confidently and proficiently.
Here is a breakdown of how Mossfield used its allocated funding in 2016/2017:
Total Allocated £9245
Professional Sports Coach Provision 4 Afternoons per week
1 Afterschool Club - Netball club (included regular home and way matches and competitions)
Sports coaches work with- Year 1 Year 2 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Yr1 to Y6 have an outdoor games session with their coach every week (rotates half termly, variety of games experiences). These sessions build on the pupils skills, and can lead to interschool competitions and tournaments, where new found skills can be applied.
Teachers of the classes concerned attend all sessions, we use the sessions as a staff training opportunity.
Evaluations by the coaches are complied half termly and given to the PE subject leader and class teachers.
The coaches assist our after school Netball team, Tuesday evening – they arrange local matches and tournaments.
Cost = £9652 per 38 weeks of the school year
Link with Local High School – Manchester United Federation Coach
Various curriculum sessions and competitions with all age ranges in the school
Cost – Free
School is active in local football, rugby and athletics interschool competitions