The government is continuing to provide additional funding for academic years 2021 to 2022. This is to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - is allocated to primary school headteachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Please click here for proposed funding use 2020-2022 (combined due to pandemic and updated September21).  This is a working document that is reviewed as the pandemic continues to impact on this funding.  Click here.

Please click here for a full breakdown and report on our sports funding use (July 2019) and proposed funding for 2019-2020, click here.

No swimming lessons occurred in the academic year 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 due to Covid19.  Please click here for the results of a parental survey in July 2019 with regards to swimming lessons.

Purpose of funding:

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Bishopstone:

At Bishopstone we have received £16,490 in total. We have used this money towards the appointment of a PE specialist coach who works part time within the school. This means we now have:

  • Weekly specialist sports teaching for Reception to Year 6.
  • Additional after school clubs with a professional coach.
  • Specialist sports training for all our staff who can observe and participate in lessons.
  • One off taster sessions such as skateboarding, zumba and street dance.
  • Specialist dance teacher teaching a block of work to be performed at the local theatre.
  • Creation of a school football team and funding used to transport them to a facility where they can play on a proper pitch (indoor football in Swindon) for four sessions with a specialist coach (this led to playing against another school in a 'friendly') 
  • 50% has gone towards the maintenance of our only sports facility - the playground (the school has no access to a school hall or field or alternative outdoor area) with a new surface and removal of old structures that hampered the correct use of the space in P.E lessons.
  • Hiring of a hall for P.E during the cold weather (school has no hall/large indoor space, classrooms only)

Impact prior

  • Children have developed a range of games that fit our unique playing space, easing issues at playtime.
  • For the first time we have a group of children who wish to form a football team and work together to play another school in a 'match' situation.
  • The children's skills have developed at a faster rate than the previous year, shown when observing both in lessons and when competing in activities such as sports day (and moderated by an external teacher to the school).
  • Children have experienced a wide range of sports which has led to some children taking these up outside of school. 
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At Bishopstone we are committed to providing our children with quality sports provision. This is a key area of development due to the more challenging nature of our facilities. To accomplish this we have also in the past:

  • Funded a specialist coach to provide a dance club after school
  • Developed links with the local community to provide a club at the local Nursery – Hillsborough, with a large field area - football
  • Greatly enhanced the equipment for the children – from new gymnastic mats to circuit equipment and the storage required for this
  • Joined the Youth Sports Trust to broaden resources available to school and strengthen teaching
  • Funded ‘Play Leaders’ scheme to develop the leadership skills of our older children 
  • Contribution to 'Skillforce' teaching.  This was aimed at Yr4/5/6 last year, then Yr 1/2/3.  Covers all areas from first aid, survival skills, team sports games.  This year we are not participating due to budget.
  • Yr4/5/6 were accredited with a range of awards - Playmaker, First Aid, Navigation  

 

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