For the last four years schools have been allocated a sum of money to improve the quality of sport in primary schools. The funding is known as the primary physical education and sport premium. Winton has received just over £11,000 in sports premium funding for the year. At Winton the decision was taken, by the Governing Body, to spend it on two specialist PE teachers. The Governing Body will maintain this investment for the academic year and beyond which will equate to an annual cost of about £90,000. Therefore all of the sports premium has been dedicated to this commitment.
The purpose of this investment is two-fold. Firstly the quality first teaching pupils will receive will be improved by all having some teaching, during the year, from a specialist. This will go some way to addressing the varying quality of teaching that we identified pupils received prior to the premium being put in place. The teachers also have 0.2 of their timetable to improve sport across the school. This time is used to increase the range of opportunities that our pupils can access and to improve all of their PE and sport teaching. By developing schemes of work that all teaching staff can use and supporting the CPD of teachers, when teaching sport, the impact will be greater for our school. Over the last two years we have also dedicated a significant amount of funding to improving resources for the teaching of sport. £8000 has been spent improving our sports pitches and goals, developing the quality of gym equipment and resourcing different sports with improved equipment for teaching.
We have evaluated the impact of the funding over the last year. In 2017-18 we expect to receive £22240 and will continue to spend it on our specialist staff. They have an action plan to ensure this level of impact is maintained. The review of last year's impact and the plan for this year can be viewed by clicking the link below.