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Marshland St James Primary and Nursery School

"A Member of the Diocese of Ely Multi-Academy Trust"

Sports Grant

Sports Grant Statement 2016-2017

Marshland St James received approximately £8,500 Sports Grant funding for the financial year 2015-2016. The school’s Sports Grant allocation for this year is for £8000.

The money is being used to fund the quality of physical education provision in our school. We aim to increase the physical activity within the school and to improve the accessibility to a wide range of PE and sports.

How have we used the money?

The funding this year has been used to:

·         To fund the PE subject leader to receive specialist training in order to improve the quality of PE being taught within the school.

·         To facilitate high quality NPECTs PE and sports training for a member of the support staff.

·         To fund a sports coach to deliver high quality PE session to KS2 children on a weekly basis.

·         To fund classroom cover for the PE subject leader to plan for the development and monitoring of physical education throughout the school.

·         To fund all sports clubs to ensure that every child in the school has the opportunity to take part in a range of extra curricula sporting events led by trained and qualified sports coaches.

·         To purchase new apparatus to improve and enhance the teaching of gymnastics.

·         To fund extra curricula sporting activities to improve accessibility to a range of different sports such as archery, tri golf and fencing.

·         To support and develop the participation of children in Marshland Cluster sporting events.

 What has the impact of the funding been in school?

PE is delivered by confident and well qualified members of staff.

Additional extra curricula activities are very popular with over 70% of children voluntarily attending at least one of the sporting clubs over the past academic year. During the summer term 2016 44% of children accessed an out of school sports club.

There has been an increased participation in sporting activities for cluster events and children taking part in sporting events outside of school. Children are enthusiastic and keen to take part in Cluster events with 40% of Key Stage 2 children representing the school  at a sporting tournament  during the last year.


Future Plans

Over the next academic year (2016-2017), the money will continue to be used to fund and support PE professional development for members of staff and to ensure that there continues to be a focus on increasing childrens physical activity. We are planning to introduce the Golden Mile to the school to encourage fitness and personal improvement.  We also want to improve activity and participation in physical activity at lunchtimes. We are holding a weekly multi-skills club open to all year groups and providing more play equipment for our children.