Sports Premium Statement Church Hill Infant School
At Church Hill Infant School we are passionate about sports and recognise the importance that physical activity has on children’s lives. We believe that a well organised and engaging sports curriculum helps children develop confidence and a sense of achievement, it teaches young children how to rise to a challenge, and nurtures the character and skills that will help them get on and succeed in life.
We aim to provide a positive and engaging experience in physical education at our school. The School Sport Premium will ensure that children are physically active and excited about ‘Sport’ at Church Hill Infant School. As well as increasing fitness we hope that children will appreciate team work and a healthy lifestyle. This funding provides the foundations which will allow children to develop a sporting habit for life!
At Church Hill Infant School we want our children to…
Be determined Be motivated Be resilient
Be enthusiastic Be caring
Be thinkers Be empowered
Be unique and different Be proud of who they are Be learners!
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and
Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Head Teachers to spend on
improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Our school will receive £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per child each year up until 2020. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. The money will be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability.
Purpose of the funding
All schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how we do it. At Church Hill Infant School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. In addition, we believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.
How we aim to do this
We will do this by using the sports premium money to
- Up-skill Teachers and Learning Support Assistants to improve the quality of sport lessons.
- Invest in quality coaching
- Increase the amount of competitive sports that our children participate in
- Make links to other community sports providers
- Encourage children to improve their leadership skills through sport
- Offer more after-school clubs
- Introduce new and unusual sports as diverse as fencing, summer sports, cheerleading, dancing with props and encourage more children to participate
- Boost Change 4 life clubs, helping children help build a healthier lifestyle
- Give extra support to those children who are talented and also those children who have Special Educational Needs.
Our aim is higher quality PE lessons and improved learning for all children!