Clicking on the Sports Funding 2016-2017 link below provides you with detailed information about Etching Hill's Sports Funding.
Due to the success of the allocated sports funding, which was provided by the government directly to primary schools in order to support the provision of quality PE/sport, this is due to continue for the next academic year. Each school will receive £8,035 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for an additional year - here at Etching Hill that will mean a little short of £9,500 a year. We feel that this money was spent wisely last year impacting positively on the provision for our children, ensuring that they received quality PE teaching and experiences. So, this year we plan to continue the learning experiences we provided for our children, building upon last year’s spending plan in order to get best value and maximum impact for our children. We plan to use the money to:
- Directly employ sports coaches to deliver the PE curriculum across the school and to provide more opportunities for sports clubs. This gives us a package of in-school support and training for both children and staff.
- As a cluster group with local primary/ secondary schools we will continue our contract with the Youth Support Trust. The YST quote that they will support schools by helping to: ‘Raise standards of achievement across the school; improve the quality of teaching and learning in PE; enhance leadership of PE in schools and across clusters of schools; promote effective sport and healthy active lifestyle development; benchmark provision and outcomes nationally in PE, physical activity and school sport; and share practice and learn from the best schools nationally, and internationally’ . The YST provide valuable training and teaching materials for schools. This academic year, through again working alongside other primary schools and our local High schools, we will further be able to combine good elements of training, for both staff and children, and provide more opportunities for us to enter into a variety of sporting events both on a competitive and non-competitive level.
- Provide cover release and transport costs so that Miss Campbell and Mr Shakesheave (our school sports leader & coach) can take children, in and out of school time to local sports events. Enabling us to fill our calendar with sporting events for both Key stages 1 and 2, building upon our excellent participation in level 2-3 sports.
- Purchase further equipment into school to complement the PE curriculum/ extra-curricular clubs.
We calculate that the cost of these actions will exceed the amount given by the government, however Etching Hill will cover any short fall after spending the sport grant to ensure full impact of these actions.
We are looking forward to seeing our pupils become more involved in school sport and eagerly await, what we are sure will be, our many successes.