Sports Premium

Sports Premium at Bishop Ridley

The government has allocated funding to every school in the country with the aim of raising the profile of sport in schools; this is known as the Sports Premium. Our allocation for 2015-16 is £9795 and this is how we are spending it:

  • The PE subject leader is released to teach outdoor games to classes in years 3, 4, 5 and 6. They are spending half a term each focusing on rounders, basketball, netball, hockey, cricket ad athletics.

  • New resources have been purchased to support the PE curriculum, including playground equipment (eg. basketball nets).

  • We are developing our links wth local seconday schools. For example the two Year 3 classes have been going to Harris Academy as part of the Sports Leadership programme and taking part in a variety of activities including climbing and basketball.

  • We are taking part in more inter-school events including cross-country, a hockey tournament, an athletics competition (with the other ASP schools as part of a series of events to mark the Commonwealth Games) and football matches.

  • We are developing our extra-curricular provison which includes football, cricket and dance.

  • We are enhancing our PE provison by buying in external coaches to work alongside class teachers in delivering high quality PE (eg. cricket and athletics coaching).

  • We are planning to start a Change4Life club before school to engage less active children in physical activities that encourage a healthy lifestyle.

  • The PE subject leader has taken part in Local Authority training on developing the use of the Sports Premium in school.

  • We are participating in the Sainsbury's School Games scheme, with a regular blog, providing updates, activities and sports results.

  • We are aiming to secure the Sports Kite Mark in 2016.

  • The Governing Body is actively involved in monitoirjng the implementation and impact of the Sports Premium.

Sports Premium in 2014-2015

Our allocation for the last academic year was approximately £9000 and we spent it in broadly the same way as outlined above. The proprotion of pupils engaged in regular high quality sport increased over the year and we achieved the Bronze School Games award, recognised by the DfE as indicative of sustained improvement. We are aiming now for the Silver award. Ofsted also recognised the importance of sport in the life of the school at its last inspection in March 2014 (see the Ofsted report).