The government currently provides additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.
In the academic year 2016-17 Horniman will receive £8,990 Sports premium funding.
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