Northbrook Primary Academy Sports Premium Allocation Statement
At Northbrook Primary Academy we believe that Physical Education and Sport have a vital role to play in the social, moral, spiritual, cultural development of our pupils. P.E is vitally important in giving pupils the knowledge, understanding and the skills to make a positive impact on their own health and well-being.
Our P.E curriculum aims to provide pupils’ increasing self- confidence and self-esteem through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations. Pupils will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports and physical activities, carried out in a safe and supportive environment, where teamwork, effort and success is celebrated.
The Sports Premium is funding given to every maintained school in the country by the Government in addition to the school’s budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. Links have been made with local clubs and activities planned for the children to ensure that they stay fit and healthy, especially for those who wouldn’t normally engage with PE and Sport.
This funding has allowed us to develop our PE and sport provision in the following
We have :
- employed specialist PE teachers and qualified coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their knowledge and confidence in PE
- bought into the local School Sports Partnership PE and sports network
- provided quality whole school PE INSET for teachers
- provided access to regular inter-schools sports tournaments
- employed expert coaches to provide after school PE clubs on the school site
- identified and supported pupils who are gifted and talented in sport
Further to the schedule above in addition to our quality PE curriculum we provide the following:
- After school PE/Games club for all KS1 and KS2 year groups half termly throughout the school year.
- Football Central Venue tournaments
- Rugby Central Venue tournament
- Cricket Central Venue tournament,
- Athletics Central Venue tournaments
- Tots on Tyres – Early Years cycling
- Bikeability – Year 6 cycling proficiency
- Scootsafe – Year 3 scooter proficiency
- Outdoor Adventurous Activities at a local centre
- Individual pupil assessment and monitoring with access to online facilities that promote health, fitness and wellbeing
At Northbrook, we endeavour to promote healthy living and wellbeing and this guided our allocation of funds.
Pupil participation in extra-curricular activities, both at lunch times and after school, is increasing and we have been successful in several inter-school competitions, showing a development in children’s skills. For example, our boys won and our girls came fourth in the South Ribble schools cross country event and our football team came fourth in the Central Venue Football Tournament.
In order to further monitor the impact of the sports premium funding, we are involved in an on-going project with the local authority School Sports Partnership, to regularly assess children’s fitness and capabilities in physical activity, suggest activities to help engage parents in supporting their children’s fitness and track progress made.