Sports Premium Funding
The government has provided funding of £320 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. Each school receives £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil each year (starting 2017). We received £18,490. 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 AYJS 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. Therefore we have prioritised our spending into two main areas:
- Continue all teaching staffs’ development across PE.
- Renew necessary resources for curriculum and extra-curriculum use.
- Enhance the variety of sporting opportunity for all children
Sutainability of Sport at AYJS
We believe that it is essential to deliver to the children of AYJS, a wide variety of Sporting opportunities inside and outside the curriculum. These are provided by our enthusiastic and expert staff and also the numerous and various expert outside providers, whom we have excellent links with.
We recognise that these groups of people give our children and staff additional knowledge and expertise in sports and games which the school in isolation could not provide. They also deliver to the staff additional CPD and therefore the tools and skills to provide the teaching of these Sports in the future. The crucial thing is that our children benefit, find it memorable and continue to be active and enthusiastic participants in Sport for their lifetime.
With all this in mind, we reach out into our community and receive support from various people and groups.