The government currently provides additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.
The aim of this funding is to:
- increase participation rates in such activities as games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and athletics
- increase and improve success in competitive school sports
- ensure an inclusive physical education curriculum
- ensure children experience a range of provisional and alternative sporting activities
- improve partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners
- increase links with other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement and their greater social, spiritual, moral and cultural skills
- ensure greater awareness amongst pupils about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities that undermine pupils’ health
In the academic year 2015-16 Horniman received £9,020 Sports Premium funding which was allocated on the following:
- Employing a sports consultant to coordinate competitions across several schools, providing staff training on team building skills and assisting the PE coach with a review of the PE curriculum to ensure a broad and balanced curriculum
- Entering as many Borough competitions as possible
- Membership to Football and Cricket leagues
- Employing a dance specialist to develop children's street dance skills across the school
- Developing yoga practice and mindfulness across the school
The impact of this has been:
- Children have developed their core strength and understanding of the importance of rest and calm for the body.
- A dance presentation to parents by each class demonstrating their street dance skills
- Wide and varied extra-curricular programme
- Participation in inter-schools competitions:
Y3/4 Kwik Cricket
Y5/6 Sports Hall Athletics
In the academic year 2016-17 Horniman will receive £8,990 Sports premium funding.