The Government continued to provide primary school ‘sport funding’. This funding was jointly provided by the departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and saw money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.  The amount that Manifold Church of England Academy received for 2017/18 was £16380.

NB - The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of funding Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Possible uses for the funding include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs

Details of how the school will spend the funds can be found here: PE Budget plan 2017/2018 

How WE SPENT the Sports funding and who BenefitED?

The school was allocated £8,205 in Sport Premium funding in 2016/17. The table below shows how we spent the sports funding during 2016-2017:

Use of funding How this will work at Manifold Church of England Academy Number of children/timescale Intended impact
  • Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PE to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE

For some curriculum time activities, the school has hired the services of Stoke City Coaches.

The coaches are being used to deliver PE lessons alongside our staff. These initiatives will benefit all children from the Early Years Foundation Stage through to Year 4. Not only will the children benefit from being taught by these coaches, but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice and assisting in the PE lessons.

All children from nursery through to year 4.

Every Monday afternoon = 1 hour session.

  • Children access high quality coaching via fully qualified coaches in a variety of sports.
  • ’Expert’ coaching will lead to an improvement in the children’s confidence and overall performance level.
  • ’Expert’ coaching will lead to an improvement in teacher knowledge and confidence for future learning and teaching sessions.
  • Purchase of resources to enhance the quality of PE sessions.

School will be purchasing equipment to ensure PE lessons are fully resourced:

  • Footballs
  • Tennis balls
  • Tag rugby
  • Beanbags
  • Sponge balls
  • Hockey sticks
  • Hand pump

Equipment to be purchased during the year

  • Increase in children’s confidence and self-esteem which will hopefully impact in other areas of learning and achievement.
  • Children to be active throughout the whole school day - engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity

Introduce sheds with easy access so pupils can get out PE equipment during playtimes/lunchtimes.

Golden mile to be completed each day

All children to participate in a daily exercise session before the register in a morning.

Shed to be installed during the summer term.

All children (aged 3 – 9)

  • Increased physical activity levels and improved balance, coordination and control.
  • Provide regular sports tournaments, festivals and competitions for pupils of all ages
  • Increasing participation in school sport competitions

19 sporting events for children are planned for 2016/17.

Some events will require extra funding, however, wherever possible we will seek to source local funding or raise funds at actual events to offset costs.

End of year target (different children to have participated in at least one inter-school competition):

  • KS1: 8 children
  • KS2: 9 children

= 50% of KS1 and 2

  • 50% of 5 –9 year olds at Manifold Church of England Academy will take part in at least one inter school sports competition during 2016/17.
  • Increase in children’s confidence and self-esteem which will hopefully impact in other areas of learning and achievement.
  • Children’s experience competitive Sport- will develop children’s resilience, organisation, team work, leadership skills and enhanced enjoyment of sport.
  • To teach children to swim at least 25m, demonstrating a number of swimming strokes proficiently

All children from Y1 upwards attend weekly swimming lessons lasting 45 minutes each. Swimming provision from Year 1- Year 4 (above statutory entitlement)

All attend 45 minute sessions for 36 weeks of the year.

  • Y1 = 13
  • Y2 = 3
  • Y3 = 6
  • Y4 = 12
  • Increased confidence of children before their ‘statutory swimming’ in key stage 2.
  • By end of Year 4 at least 80% of children will have reached 25m.
  • Increased confidence in social interactions and competition opportunities (swimming gala)