School Sports Funding
Statement on the use of Sports Funding at Croftlands Infant and Nursery School 2017-2018
What is Sports Funding?
As you may be aware, the Government has given every primary school in England extra funding for PE and sport. This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of the sporting provision in schools, creating a lasting legacy from the 2012 Olympic Games. The funding is also to be used to increase participation in PE and school sport so that all children develop healthy lifestyles and reach performance levels of which they are capable.
At Croftlands Infant and Nursery School we already have a strong history of excellent PE provision and this funding will enable us to further develop and enhance the PE and sporting opportunities we offer our children. We have carefully audited our needs and from those needs we have developed a detailed Action Plan. Our major aim is to ensure that the funding is used to provide sustainable, high quality teaching and learning in PE for all our pupils that will continue for many years to come.
How we use the Sports Funding
Our key objective in using the sports funding is to enhance the PE and sporting opportunities we offer our children in the following areas:
· Curriculum PE and Continuing Professional Development
· Active and healthy lifestyles
· PE resources and equipment
· Parental interest and involvement in physical activity.
· Sport and competition - Increase opportunities for competitive sports
During the previous academic year (2016/17) we received £8,335. The evaluation of the impact this money has made for the children can be seen at the end of this page.
This year (2017/18) the funding has increased substantially and we are expecting £16,800. The action plan at the top of this page sets out how we intend to use this money this year.
We base our spending of this valuable financial resource on the thorough evaluation of the needs of the school and the impact and sustainability within each of the above areas. We also take into account the impact the funding has had in the previous year and look at how other schools have also used their allowance.
In January 2016, we decided as a school to become a Values Based School.
Like increasing numbers of schools across the country, we felt the need to reassess our approach to learning and introduce a values-based approach not only into the curriculum but also into every aspect of daily school life.
To this end we consulted with the whole of our school community and chose 22 values which are rooted in fundamental British Values of Democracy, The rule of law, Individual liberty, Mutual respect and Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.