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Sports Premium Funding

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As you are aware the Government is providing additional funding to schools to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.

The following action plan demonstrates how the funding has been used to support our mission of a 'Sport for all.'

Purpose of funding

Purpose of funding

In 2018-2019, we received £16,000 in Sports Funding at the start of the financial year to improve our 'Sports Provision' ensuring that we achieve our aim of finding a 'Sport for all!'

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but we do have the freedom to choose how we do this.

Possible uses of the funding will include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
  • Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools

As many of you will be already aware, we are using our additional funding to improve our after school club provision for many of our children. In the first 2 terms of this academic year, we invited recommended sports coaches to lead after school clubs in football, dodgeball, tag rugby, cricket, netball, fitness, yoga and cricket. Over the remainder of the academic year (19-20), we have many plans to increase the interest and participation of children in even more sporting areas. We already have a great Sports Week planned with more GB athletes and the Military leading 'bootcamps.'

GB athletes have visited Cobham each year for the last few years. In June 2019Claire Bennett (Commonwealth Champion Fencer) & Hannah Beharry (Boxer) led both inspirational assemblies as well as great workshops with each class. They promoted how health and fitness are crucial to well-being and mental health.

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