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What is Sports Premium Grant?

Sports Premium Grant

At Queen Mary Avenue Infants School we aim to use sports as a means to build character, resilience, team work and give all children the opportunities they need to be fit and healthy.  

As a school we have been allocated approximately £18,000 for the academic year 2017/18 to spend on enhancing our provision of PE and sports.  The Sports Premium Grant is additional funding from the Government to improve provision of PE and sports in school.  It is also for improving the health and wellbeing of primary pupils.  The funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport.  How each school's allocation is spent is their own decision.

For more information on how we spend our Sports Premium Grant please see the 2017/18 Action Plan.  

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 Multiskills and Gymnastics 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 Gymnastics, Multi-skills, Football, Athletics and Zumba. All after clubs are well attended. Key-stage 1 children have participated in Multi-skills and Gymnastics festivals at Oasis Wintringham Academy. As part of progression and links with other schools, the year 2 children have competed with Signhills Infants at Oasis Wintringham.
  • 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. 
  • Grimsby Town Football Club Sports and Education Trust work with the children delivering multiskills both in curriculum time and Afterschool Clubs. 

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

Funding Breakdown 

  • Transport to festivals 11%
  • Equipment 2%
  • Healthy schools 3%
  • Curriculum/Training Lessons 72%
  • Afterschool Clubs 12%

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 2017/18

  • 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