At Long Ditton Infant and Nursery School we believe PE and sport plays a vital role for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better. We are very proud to have been awarded the Gold Healthy Schools Award this year as we feel this reflects our ongoing commitment to ensuring that we value what it means to be healthy and fit.
We have welcomed the Government’s announcement to continue the Sport Premium Grant.
The DfE state that:
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
This means that they should use the premium to:
- develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. For 2017 - 2018 the Government have promised £16,000 per school plus £10 per pupil in years 1 and 2. This means that Long Ditton Infant and Nursery School should receive approximately £17,150 (based on pupil number on roll for census).
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Purpose of funding
We must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer.
This means that we will use the premium to:
- develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers
- build capacity and capability within our school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
This year as well as increasing the amount of sporting activities we offer the children we have also planned to increase even further the teacher's knowledge and understanding of teaching the skills involved in PE and sports.
Please see the link below for a detailed breakdown of what we are planning to do with Sports Premium money.
Use of Sport Premium
Vision Statement for Sport in our school
At Long Ditton Infant School our aim is to maximise the opportunities for all our children in sport, to enable them to fulfil their full sporting potential.
Our school is working consistently to raise standards and achievement in sport across the school, by improving the quality of teaching in this subject through CPD and the employment of specialist coaches and teachers.
- We are committed to promoting healthy and active lifestyle choices across the school in all curriculum areas and in partnership with our school meals provider.
- We take every opportunity to participate in competitive sport within the school and are beginning to develop competitive sport with other local schools through the virtual games programme.
- We have an inclusion policy throughout the school whereby all children are encouraged to participate in all sports whatever their ability. All children get the opportunity to participate in National Sports week every year and also participate in Sports Day.
Our sports funding will primarily be spent on training staff members and improving their knowledge of teaching and learning in Physical Education. It will also be spent on supporting and engaging all children in more physical activities through using specialist sport coaches and providing the children with more opportunities to compete in multi-skill sporting events.