PE & Sport Premium
The government is providing funding to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. This is in addition to the curriculum funding for PE and sport from the main school budget.Schools are able to use this funding to: hire specialist PE teachers; hire qualified sports coaches to work with class teachers; provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport; support and involve the least active children through a range of activities; run sports competitions and activities; and provide transport to sporting venues and events.
At Littlebourne, we use our funding to link with Canterbury Sports Academy. Through this agreement a specialist PE teacher, Miss Julie Tomlinson, visits the school each week to
teach PE lessons to every class,
run a lunchtime and after-school sports club,
arrange for teams from Littlebourne to take part in competitive events in the area
organise for additional specialist coaches to teach at Littlebourne
Allocation of Sports Funding 2015-2016
The school receives £8,300 sports funding to raise pupil participation in sport and improve the quality of sports provision within the curriculum.
Our funding is used to subscribe to the Canterbury Academy sports agreement.
We receive a qualified teacher (Julia Tomlinson) one day a week to teach all the children (this also acts as CPD for teachers and TAs), to run an after-school club (Basketball term 1 and 2, Gymnastics term 3 and 4, Rounders terms 5 and 6), to co-ordinate our entry into the Virtual League competition (a termly sporting challenge) and support and encourage the school to enter competitive events.
We also receive an additional coach to run an after school activity of our choice. This has been football (term 1 and 2 / terms 5 and 6), and 5-a-side football (term 3 and 4). Since the last report, funding has also been allocated towards supplementing and replacing equipment (new football goals on field, play equipment for lunchtimes) and funding a Martial Arts after school activity.
Impact of Funding
In 2016-2017 we are continuing to use the funding (£8,230) to subscribe to Canterbury Academy support package as above. We have also made links with Polo Farm Hockey and Tennis centre; in terms 1 and 2 they are sending a hockey coach one afternoon a week (Eagles Class), later in the year we will have a tennis coach to work with a class. Littlebourne Cricket Club will also be sending a coach in term 5 to introduce cricket skills and encourage young players to join the local team. Links have been made with Canoe Wild (offering kayaking training), all children in years 4 - 6 have received a day's training. KS2 children also had the opportunity to participate in a training session at a local Badminton Club.