We receive an annual PE and sports funding grant which should be used to improve the quality of PE and sport offered to our children. The funding should be used to:-
- develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
- make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
The funding received is based on the number of pupils on roll at the school. Funding for 2016 to 2017 is based on a lump sum of £8,000 plus an additional payment of £5 per pupil. Based on the number on roll in recorded in the January 2016 census, we anticipate receiving £8,680 for this year.
We use the majority of our funding to provide specialist sports coaching in school and through our extra curricular clubs. This coaching allows us to offer a wider variety of sporting experiences than children could otherwise access and our teachers work alongside the coaches to develop their skills to ensure the standard of coaching is sustainable in the future, even if the funding is removed. The focus of our sports provision is very much on inclusion and challenge and we receive very positive feedback from staff, parents and children on their uptake of the sporting opportunities provided through the funding.
A small amount of the funding is used to affiliate to sporting associations to ensure we are able to access important local children's competitions and tournaments such as the West Berkshire and North Hampshire Cross Country Championships. We will also use funding to provide transport for large teams to sporting events.