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Sports Premium

Sports Funding Statement


What is the Sports Premium?

The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/2014, 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years.



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Purpose of the funding

All schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how we do it. At Dorothy Barley Infant School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. In addition, we believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.

Uses of the funding include:

§  Employing one qualified sports coach to deliver sessions to years 1 and 2 and to support teachers with PE planning to increase their professional knowledge, skills and confidence when teaching sport.

§  Greater exposure to a wide range of sporting activities whilst raising participation

§  Ensuring that every child in the school undertakes a minimum of two sessions of PE per week.

§  Ensuring that every child has an equal opportunity to take part in PE and Sport in a manner to suit their ability.

§  Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/Sport.

§  Increasing the provision of places and clubs for pupils outside school hours.

§  Increasing the professional development opportunities in PE/sport for all our teachers which might include providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport.

§  Increasing access and participation in sport competitions and in the school games, particularly within Barking and Dagenham’s Cluster group of local schools.

§  Opportunities for inter school sporting competitions on Sports Days.

§  Providing new or additional Sport clubs.

§  Maintaining and replacing PE equipment to ensure pupils have access to high quality resources.

At Dorothy Barley Infant School the governors agree that the money must be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability. We use our Sports Funding allocation to continue to place a very high priority on our PE provision.

The school employ a PE specialist coach who runs extra sessions, after school and holiday clubs and assists with special sporting events such as Health and Fitness Week and Sports Days.

Our Sport coach also works with small groups of children to support physical development and also to boost confidence and friendships.

Our staff work together to give the children a secure set of sporting skills. At the same time, we strive to inspire the children by inviting professional sportsmen and women to school. They share their passion for sport and inspire the pupils.

Dorothy Barley Infants strives for success and have been developing our pupils to participate in inter-school competitions. Pupils have participated in visits to the swimming festival at Abbey Leisure centre, Barking and the Primary Panathalon at Barking Abbey School.

We have supported sport for parents by offering ‘Active Dance’ sessions. The programme was made up of 6 sessions delivered over 6 weeks to promote active lifestyles.

Dorothy Barley School supports the strong school sport partnership infrastructure in Barking and Dagenham and we recognise this as key to the high participation levels in the school games competitions and festivals and CPD provision, as well as leadership and volunteering opportunities

The school is always looking for opportunities to develop sport and fitness and we have spent significantly more than the Government grant to ensure our children benefit from the best provision.


Impact of School Sports Funding

The impact of the sports premium has increased opportunities for children and their families by ensuring:

  • All pupils are engaged, motivated and develop a good level of skills through the delivery of quality PE lessons.
  • All pupils can access a rich, broad offer of extra-curricular sport and physical activities and they have opportunities to experience new activities that they may not otherwise experience.
  • Quality First teaching of PE.
  • Where appropriate they have opportunities to interact and compete with pupils from other classes and schools.
  • Pupils have the opportunity to decide which activities are provided.
  • Behaviour is good across all lessons as well as PE and this includes lunch and playtimes.
  • Our children are challenged and inspired to achieve high levels in all subjects.
  • They make good or outstanding progress and that achievements are celebrated including their participation in community clubs.