What is the Sport premium?
The sport premium is funding provided to schools to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2021 to 2022 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
Source Dfe website
Purpose of the funding
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.
Schools can use the premium to spend on:
- developing or adding to the PE, physical activity and sport that their school provides
- building capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now are sustainable and will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Schools should use the PE and sport premium to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators:
- Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity.
- Raising the profile of PE and sport across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.
- Increasing confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
- Broadening experiences of a range of sports and physical activities offered to all pupils.
- Increasing participation in competitive sport.
Source – Dfe website
How Wimborne First School and Nursery is spending the Sports Premium this year 2021-2022
- Setting up an active playground including playground games, a sensory trail and a trim trail.
- Establishing a golden mile on our new running track.
- Attending local sports events to inspire pupils in sports.
- Sporting Heroes to be celebrated in celebration assemblies.
- Mindful Movement programme to be set up to support pupils with managing their feelings and emotions.
- Purchasing equipment to support the delivery of active playtimes, PE lessons and to support Learn to Move.
- Planning a Sports week to inspire pupils using the Commonwealth 2022 message.
Sports Premium 2020-2021
During this year, we used the Sports Premium to:
- Train staff on Storm Break, which is a programme that aims to improve children’s mental health through movement, equipping them with the sustainable, transferrable skills and coping strategies to thrive during the complex demands of growth into adult life. Teachers have said: “The children were engaged and able to learn new skills through movement to positively impact their mental health”, “The children learnt the key mental health concepts which they will apply to their schooling. By providing children a ‘storm break’, the children had the opportunity to draw upon these skills in different situations and context”. Children's responses to participating in Storm Break were: “I enjoyed the dancing and singing”, “I like PE, I am good at running”, “I learnt that we are all different and I am good at PE”, “I really like PE; we are all good at things”
- The Fitter Futures programme has been used within the classroom and at home for exercise breaks and to promote 30 minutes a day of exercise. Teacher feedback provided evidence of impact: “Clear plans and progression”, “Adapted to all abilities”, “Kept children active”, “The children have better concentration”, “The children are more enthusiastic”, “They can track how often it is used”, “Continuous link between school and at home”, “Better concentration”, “Children more engaged in their learning and more settled, willing to contribute to discussions”
- Due to COVID, sports events were run very differently this year. Children took part in intra-school events, such as move it week, multi skills and sports day. Children commented: “I learnt to jump more accurately; it is important to throw with technique; that exercise is fun”, “I learnt to balance on one leg, and to use my opposite arm when throwing”, “I learnt how to balance with my arms out, how to throw overarm and how to move to catch a ball”, “I learnt how to count accurately, throw different ways and to do a relay race”, “I learnt to keep practising and how to do a relay”. They also took part in virtual events/supported at home: “I learnt how to make a kite that could actually fly”, “It was very fun”, “I got to do lots of exercise, and I like exercise”, “I learnt how to throw higher; I learnt how to balance a ball on a tennis racket”, “It was really fun, and just amazing”, “I learnt how to throw underarm and how to exercise properly”
Please read our expenditure summary and its impact for the last academic year:
Active Lives Survey
During 2019, we completed the active lives survey to explore how active our children are.
Please see our active lives survey report:
Our active lives survey showed a positive attitude towards sport as 86% love to play sport, 93% like or love being active and 91% finding sport easy.
When looking at the physical activity levels, it showed that 36% are active for less than 30 minutes per day, 21% are active for 31-59 minutes per day, 25% are active for 60+minutes per day but not every day and 18% are active for 60+minutes every day.
From this we worked on targeting activity levels and conducted our own parent survey - parental responses showed that on average 88% participate in 1 hour of physical activity per day.
School Games Mark
We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Our physical activity and school sport achievements this year include:
- Maintaining and growing our school's engagement in the school games
- Ensuring that all children achieve 60 active minutes per day (30 in school)
- Creating positive experiences to ensure physical activity and competition provision is designed to reflect the motivation, competence and confidence of our pupils
- Ensuring that all pupils have the confidence are engaged in a range of different activities
- Positive experiences being provided through festivals, competitions, sports week and sports days.
- Sharing sporting news in our newsletters and in celebration assemblies
- Using the Commonwealth games legacy to engage and motivate our pupils with sport
We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible. We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven’t previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community. We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer. As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
We look forward to applying once again in 2023!