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What is Sports Premium Grant?

The Sports Premium Grant is additional funding from the Government to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. It is also for improving the health and wellbeing of primary pupils.

How much is the Sports Premium Grant?
Allocations for the academic year 2015/16 are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6 and those aged 5 in Reception, as recorded at the January 2013 Census as follows:
Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 plus £5 per eligible pupil; at Queen Mary Nursery and Infant School, we should receive about £8,785 for the academic year 2015/16.

How has the Sports Premium Grant been spent?

The grant has been used to improve provision for all our pupils in the following ways:

  • Provide children with the necessary equipment so they can build upon and enhance fine and gross motor skills
  • Facilitate play during lunch times
  • To improve core strength within children
  • Allow children the opportunity to access a wider range of sports
  • Provide training for staff in appropriate areas
  • Develop children’s gross motor skills

Impact of the Sports Premium Grant.

  • Through Yoga children are developing their core strength. Children’s posture is improving and their ability to maintain their own core strength has improved during task times. Children are becoming more focused with their writing and this is becoming evident across different areas within the key stage.
  • Many different after school clubs have been implemented. Through the school council children have chosen clubs according to their developing interests. Children have had the opportunity to participate in Yoga, Gymnastics, Multi-skills, Football, Athletics, Poperise, Archery and Zumba. All after clubs were fully booked. All key-stage 1 children have participated in Multi-skills and Gymnastics festivals at Oasis Winteringham Academy. As part of progression and links with other schools, the year 2 children have competed with Signhills Infants at Oasis Winteringham.
  • Training for lunch time supervisors has facilitated structured games during lunch time play. Children’s team building skills are continually developing and behavioural problems are considerably less evident.
  • Training has also been implemented allowing for the school to facilitate a Change4Life club. The club aims to develop children’s self-esteem and encourages them to think about their lifestyle choices through developing their understanding of healthy eating and individual ways of keeping fit.
  • A staff audit revealed that most staff would like to develop their skills across all areas of the curriculum, subsequently, training for staff is being facilitated.
  • Equipment was purchased for Foundation Stage to assist in developing children’s gross motor skills. These skills have improved subsequently facilitating writing skills and developing children’s core strength. 

The use of the Sports Premium Grant is monitored and reviewed by Mrs C Lee at the termly governor meetings.

Funding Breakdown (money spent so far)

  • Transport to festivals 9%
  • Equipment 14%
  • Yoga/Training for staff 28%
  • Healthy schools 3%
  • Afterschool clubs 40%
  • Sports day 5%

Money from the school budget has also been allocated towards developing links with other schools through the School Sports Partnership.

Developments for the remainder of the year and 2015-2016

  • To allow children the opportunity to access a wider range of sports
  • To provide training for staff in appropriate areas
  • To continue to improve core strength within children
  • To provide children with the necessary equipment so they can build upon and enhance fine and gross motor skills
  • To allow children the opportunity to access sports at a more competitive level