Primary Sports Grant

What is it?

The primary sports grant is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of sports provision they offer their pupils. Schools receive this funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.

The Department for Education (DfE) determines how many pupils in the school attracted the funding using data from the previous January’s school census.

Greenacres Primary was allocated £8,900 in 2015/2016 and £8,900 in 2016/2017.

 

How the primary sports grant can be spent

Schools are free to choose the best way of using the money but must spend it on improving the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.

A few examples of how a school can use the funding are:

  • hire specialist PE teachers
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs and holiday clubs
  • run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games.
  • run sports activities with other schools

 

Our aims

Our aim at Greenacres Primary School is to equip all of our children with the knowledge and understanding they need to enable them to become healthy, active individuals that enjoy taking part in sports and make sensible health choices.

  

How we spent our 15/16 funding (£8900)

  • Sports Development & Activity Support (Oldham Council) - a professional coach worked with our KS1 and KS2 children to deliver high quality sports provision. The service also gives our staff access to high quality continuous development across many different sports and activities, giving them knowledge and skills required to be able to deliver their own effective PE lessons and after school clubs. £3365

 

  • Oldham Athletic Community Trust - specialist football coaches were hired to develop football skills and encourage participation in team sports. £720

 

  • Purchase of new equipment - including an electric pump, 2 sets of bibs, transportable netball units, mini badminton racquets, footballs, basketballs, tennis balls, a dodge ball set, hoola hoops, netballs and a parachute. £990

 

  • After school clubs- some of our teachers use their own time to run sports teams and take children to competitions (netball and football) £2778

 

  • Playground Equipment- for children to access high quality resources for independent physical activity during break and lunch times. £1050

 

  • Total spending from the primary sports grant in 2015/2016=  £8903

 

How we plan to spend our 16/17 funding (£8900)

  • Sports Development & Activity Support (Oldham Council) - a professional coach worked with our KS1 and KS2 children to deliver high quality sports provision. The service also gives our staff access to high quality continuous development across many different sports and activities, giving them knowledge and skills required to be able to deliver their own effective PE lessons and after school clubs. £3365

 

  • Physical activity at lunch time- a member of staff leads physical activities for each class in school for half an hour at lunchtime, every day. This is an incentive to improve the level of fitness in our children and also improve behaviour over lunchtime. £9880

 

  • Total spending from the primary sports grant in 2016/2017= £13,245

 

Looking forward

We have been using the primary sports grant over the last two years to support the development of our PE and sports provision. The evidence to date reflects an exciting picture of children being active and learning about healthy living. We hope that we can drive further change but more importantly, ensure that the development work to date becomes fully embedded within the school