What is Sports Premium funding?
Sports Premium Funding
Sports Premium funding is provided by the government to improve physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. In 2014, the government announced that schools would continue to receive the sports premium funding until 2020. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the funding was extended through 2021/22. Confirmation was then given that funding would be extended to the academic year 2022/23. At Green Oaks, we will receive £17,630 for the 2022/2023 academic year, which will go towards funding the provision of PE and sport for all of our children across the school, staff training and providing children with ‘catching-up’ experiences as a result of the recent pandemic. Our priorities are strongly linked with Greenwood Academies Trust (GAT).
How did we spend the Sport Premium funding 2021-22?
During 2021-22, we once again bought into our academy partnership of Greenwood Academies Trust (GAT). We also continued our partnership with Premier Sport, who have supported us with some P.E. sessions in school, provided after-school clubs, helped us prepare for school games and delivered some CPD for staff.
As part of the Academy partnership, we received additional ‘in school’ support; training and CPD opportunities for staff focusing on developing high-quality provision for the PE curriculum, which will support teachers in ensuring lessons are more active.
An increasing number of children were able to experience festivals and competitions as we entered into a number of exciting events! Children in KS1 had the opportunity to experience a multi-skills festival, while children in KS2 had festivals in athletics, gymnastics, new-age kurling, tri-golf, netball, goalball and cricket.
How will Green Oaks use the funding in the 2022/23 academic year?
Green Oaks Primary Academy will spend the Sports Premium funding to further improve the provision of PE and sport for all our children across the school, with a particular focus on sustainable improvements to our PE offer. Our priorities are strongly linked with Greenwood Academies Trust (GAT).