Glasshoughton Infant Academy

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Sports Premium Funding

Sports Premium Funding 2020/21

Glasshoughton Infant Academy contributes to PE (Physical Education) in a vast range of ways. At Glasshoughton Infant Academy, we recognise the contribution of PE to the physical health, mental health and well-being of the children especially in response to Covid-19 and school closures. We know that children will have faced different experiences during closure including lack of movement competence, anxiety, bereavement, social isolation, lack of confidence and lack of activity. Physical education is paramount in helping children reintegrate back into school life and improving their overall health and well-being. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.

Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through deploying expert infant staff to deliver high quality physical activity sessions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions. At Glasshoughton Infant Academy we are committed to ensure that all pupils receive a minimum of 2 hours of PE per week, delivered by expert and enthusiastic teachers. We ensure our staffs PE subject knowledge is accurate and strong so that all children are supported through clear differentiation at all levels.

We run a Sports and Healthy Eating Week every year which includes taking part in competitive races and learning how and why we must keep our selves fit and healthy. This is linked to our Science and PSHCE curriculum to ensure children are seeing the importance of keeping fit and healthy, not just because they enjoy PE. Every year children take part in a sponsored walk around the school grounds to raise money towards school funds.

What is the Sports Premium?

The Sports Premium funding is jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and is given directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The Sports Premium funding total for Glasshoughton Infant Academy is £17,190.00

Outlined below is how the Sports Premium is used at Glasshoughton Infant Academy:

The table below outlines what we are going to spend the Sports premium funding with the anticipated outcome and expenditure.

Professional developmentActionAnticipated Outcome and impactExpenditure
To build stamina, strength and flexibility across the PE curriculum.PE lead to coach and mentor all teachers in school through the planning, delivery, feedback and assessment of lessons to deliver high quality PE sessions.Coaching staff to plan, deliver and assess the PE curriculum that develops knowledge and skills as well as addressing the consequences of lockdown e.g lack of mobility, mental health and well-being.£17,600.00
Salary cost
£400 new resources
To support the mental health and well-being of children through the use of outdoor learning so that they are ready to learn across all subjects.PE leads to work alongside teachers to coherently plan a curriculum incorporating a range of outdoor lessons to further support the mental health and well-being of children so that they are ready to learn.Children are ready to learn as they feel more confident, happier within themselves after exercise.£17,600.00
Salary cost
£400 new resources
To release highly effective teachers to lead improvements in PE so that the coherently planned and sequenced curriculum continues to build upon knowledge and skills improving outcomes for all children.Long term planning is adjusted in response to Covid-19 to ensure there is an increase in basic movements, children are engaged, confident and willing to try new things, strength, flexibility and stamina are intrinsic to the plan as well as a focus on physical education.All learners make progress to reach ARE, where adjustments are made for specific children progress is evident from their individual starting points.£17,600.00
Salary cost
£400 new resources
To increase physical activity and PE enjoyment through a range of after school activities for all pupils.After school clubs to run throughout the year within the class bubble and led by the class teacher.Children are able to access extra activities to improve physical development. Children’s individual talents are nurtured increasing children’s confidence and character.£400 new resources
To increase social interaction, connection, collaboration and teamwork.PE leads to coach and mentor all teachers in school through the planning, delivery and assessment of lessons to deliver high quality PE sessions with a focus on developing team workChildren are well rounded sports people who have a strong moral compass during team games, they actively encourage their peers.£17,600.00
Salary cost
To increase physical activity and awareness of elements of a healthy life style.Sport and Healthy week – whole school.
PE lead and Science lead to link to mentor and coach teachers to plan physical and healthy life style activities linked to all areas of the curriculum (e.g. timing running in Maths, researching a famous athlete, cooking a balanced meal)
Children are aware of what constitutes a healthy life style and have opportunities to engage in further physical activity. Children further develop a sense of sportsmanship towards all their peers.No additional cost
To increase physical activity and the concept of sportsmanship.Sports Day to take place in Summer 2.Children to compete against peers of a similar physical ability. Sportsmanship developed through use of awards for first, second and third place and fair play. Play leaders to take an active role within the planning and implementation of the day.Children have an opportunity to put physical skills into practice for a purpose. All children feel a sense of achievement and success.
Children further develop a sense of sportsmanship towards all their peers.

Please see the PE & Sports Premium Impact Report here