Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Sports premium funding is provided by the government directly to primary head teachers aimed at improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. It is being given over the 4 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015, 2015 to 2016 and 2016 to 2017. Mandeville received approximately £5618 for the academic year 2016 to 2017. A summary of the aims and key expenditure is outlined below:
1) Ensuring high quality teaching for all through the hiring of specialist sports coaches. In addition to quality provision, this will also develop teachers’ knowledge and expertise.
• Throughout the year, all children will receive lessons in street dance and games delivered by specialist coaches.
•Teachers will take part in lessons for their own professional development.
2) Increase the number and variety of sports clubs available to pupils
•Daily provision of sports activities both at lunchtime and after school run by Rising Stars.
•Sports clubs increased to meet the interests of the children, and now include: Football, netball, fencing, trampolining, cheerleading, gymnastics, multisport, yoga and street dance.
•Developing both girls and boys football teams team that train weekly and take part in competitive matches with schools in the local area.
•155 places at lunchtime and after school clubs
•27 pupil premium children are taking part in sports this year, some of whom are taking part in more than one club.
3) Increase intra- and inter-school competition
•Joined the ‘School Games’ programme to increase opportunities for inter-school competitions.
•Girls and boys football teams with regular inter-school matches against local teams. For the first time the boys we were able to enter the district league and the girls competed in and won the girls district championship.
•Year 5 and 6 have participated in an inter-school Saracens tag rugby Tournament, they have also participated in a hockey tournament.
•Years 1-6 have participated in an intra-school house football tournament.
4) Mandeville has adopted a ‘mile a day’ initiative which encourages personal fitness and wellbeing throughout the whole school. Children and staff walk/ run continuously for 15 minutes every day.
Swimming is subsidised for pupil premium children and for children who have free school meals, the total expenditure for this is £1181. Swimming is compulsory for children in key stage 2. 2016-17 data show that 61% of year 6 children could confidently swim 25 metres, 54% can swim using a variety of strokes and 47% could preform safe self rescue.
Mandeville’s sport expenditure including lunch time and after school clubs, outside agency PE providers and swimming is approximately £40,877.
The sport fund is an excellent way to increase the profile and provision of sport, exercise and healthy living within a school. At Mandeville we realise the importance of sport and ensure there is additional funding on top of the Sports Premium funding to guarantee that our pupils are given all of the wonderful opportunities that sport can provide. There continues to be a variety of clubs offered which are essential in developing the wellbeing of the school community.