Sports Premium Funding
As a legacy to the London Olympics 2012, the Government provide all Primary Schools in the country with a substantial sum of money that is ring fenced for PE and Sports. This is fantastic for us as a school as it means our children access opportunities they may not otherwise be able to.
We are members of the Lancaster and Heysham School Sports Network (LHSSN) as well as the Carnforth Small Schools Cluster (CC). Through these clusters we are able to take part in a number of organised competitive and non competitive events throughout the year and aim to allow every child to represent Silverdale School in sport at some point. We are able to pay for transport where necessary to take children to different events, as a rural school this is an extra cost which would not be possible without this funding.
Through the LHSSN and CC we also have access to qualified coaches to support our teachers in delivering high quality PE lessons, our children always respond well to coaches coming in to teach and teacher confidence has greatly improved as a result. Morecambe Football Club have also supported us in teaching PE sessions this year to Y5 5/6.
With the funding we have been able to replenish our PE resources to support our teaching, this year we have focused mainly on Gymnastics as an area of improvement with the additional support of a qualified Gymnastics coach.
All of our older Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils were offered a day of Outdoor Education at Borwick Hall, this was greatly subsidised by the funding and meant all children were able to experience a range of outdoor activities.
We are continually evaluating how we spend our Sports Premium Funding to ensure it has a positive impact on our children. Outlined in the document attached is the intended spending of our funding for the academic year 2017-2018. As a school we will receive £16690 this year.