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Sports Funding

PE & Sports Premium is funding provided to primary schools, in addition to main school funding. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sports in school. Initially the funding was only to be provided for 2013-14 and 2014-15, however since that time Prime Minister, David Cameron has committed to keeping the primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020. It is for schools to decide how the PE and Sports funding is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made to enhance the provision for PE in school. Schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding. Please find below Gateways school funding plan.

 

Sustainability:

At Gateway Primary School we aim to use the Sports Premium funding to create a sustainable curriculum for all children throughout the school. Therefore some of the funding provided will be invested in the professional development of staff and as a result should enhance the quality of teaching for all children. A new curriculum plan has also been developed to create a consistent approach to teaching PE across the school. As a result, the quality of children’s learning and development within PE should be improved through high quality teaching and learning. Additionally to this, we also use the funding to part fund certain areas within the PE curriculum which has enabled us to keep this sustainable since the funding began in 2013:

 

  • Bikability – the only government-recognised cycle training scheme, which provides all year 4 and 5 children with high quality cycle training delivered by professional National Standard Instructors.
  • Swimming – all Key Stage 2 children are taught to swim 25 meters by qualified swim coaches.

School Games Mark

With the help of the Sports Premium Funding, Gateway Primary School have now been awarded the Silver School Games Mark for the 2015-16 academic year. Please see the attached certificate below. 

 

New Sports Equipment

Gateway pupils have been happy to welcome lots more exciting sports equipment this week, which has all been funded by the Sports Premium. Here are some pictures of the pupils enjoying the new equipment during their PE lessons.