Our provisionally Sports Premium Funding for the academic year 17-18 is £8645. Please click the link above to see the impact report for 16-17 and how we provisionally intent to spend our budget in 17-18.
Last year our Sports Premium Funding was to the amount of £8600 for the academic year 2016-17.
The main aim for using this funding has been to increase the participation in school sport at St. James’. Outlined below is how the money has been spent in many different ways to improve the school’s provision of PE and sport.
The funding allocations continued to be spent in similar ways to previous years.
We continued to employ coaches from FUNDA, a small team of children’s physical education specialists based in Burnley.
The coaches provided support through:
Accrington Stanley Community Trust
We renewed our contract with Accrington Stanley Community Trust to provide After School Clubs for children in KS1 and KS2. The sessions were popular with the children. However, due to the coaches only having the required qualifications in Football and some new coaches lacking experience, it was decided to cancel the sessions.
The provision of Swimming lessons continued as part of the sports curriculum in KS2.
Shin pads were bought for the Rossendale School Sports Partnerships Y5/6 Football Competition at Fearns Community Sports College in October 2015. They will be used in future clubs and competitions e.g. Football, Hockey, Cricket etc.
Rossendale School Sports Partnerships
We continued to buy into the Rossendale School Sports Partnerships which has supported the school with the sports provision in several ways through:
We also endeavour to give our children opportunities to experience different sports and outdoor experiences. For example, we will be going to Robinwood this year to experience a variety of outdoor adventure activities. Also, we aim to provide a netball club - please encourage your children to attend all these exciting activities.
Our teachers have gained experience through the expert teaching with others which will have a wonderful impact on our provision. The children have experienced various sports and opportunities to explore their own skills in different ways. We look forward to our children continung their exploration by continuing to try new sports as a lifelong journey.
How we use our sports funding: 2015-16|
The school’s funding has been and will be used to provide:
How the sports premium has made a difference?|
The legacy of the input from Funda will ensure quality PE provision is sustainable for the foreseeable future.