Sports Funding

Additional sports funding has been provided for schools to enhance their PE and sports provision.

The governments belief is that all young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives and a positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation, and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.

At Springside, we share the belief that physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.

The idea of the funding is for schools to develop their provision, with a view to creating a lasting legacy. Click here to visit the DFE website for more information on the Sports funding, its aims and background. 

It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, kick starting healthy active lifestyles.
  • The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  • Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • Increased participation in competitive sport

Click here to download a copy of our funding allocation report for 2019-20, including the impact that the spending has had so far. The report is updated on a termly basis to outline how the grant has been spent and the impact. Our allocation for 2019-2020 is £18,070. 

Current Y6 Swimming Competency

From the academic year 2018-2019 schools have been asked to publish information about their current Y6’s competency in meeting the National Curriculum’s Swimming requirements to:

  • Swim competently, confidently and practically over a distance of at least 25 metres.
  • Use a range of strokes effectively.
  • Perform safe, self rescue in different water based situations.

Our children attend weekly swimming lessons during the Spring Term in Y3. Our plans for 2020/2021 are that Y4 will attend a 2 week intensive course in the Summer Term, then additional lessons in the Summer Term of Y5.

In our school:

  • 76% ( 33 children) of our current Y6 meet this standard.