The sports premium grant is provided jointly by the departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and is given to schools to improve provision of Physical Education (P.E) and sport in primary schools. Primary schools receive a lump sum of money, plus an amount based on the number of pupils in the school.
At TMBSS, we believe that offering children a wide range of high quality experiences is very important; to this extent we have already been using some of our budget to fund a range of sports activities over the year. However, the sports premium funding has allowed us to supplement our current offer with new activities and opportunities.
Last year TMBSS Primary had £3163.22 Sports Grant.
Our intention was to spend this on a range of enrichment opportunities including dance instruction, swimming, Reading the Game (with Shrewsbury Town Football Club), our postponed Year 5/6 residential and Year 3/4 activity day and KS1 rock climbing.
Impact of the Funding
Unfortunately, due to the restrictions in place in light of Covid-19 we were only able to participate in the dance instruction at a cost of £1000. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed learning a street dance routine as a group and performed to a high standard despite many never having danced before. We also joined the School Games Partnership which was free to join but with a cost of £30 per event entered. We participated in the archery event at the end of the summer term and were delighted to come first in Shrewsbury and in Shropshire! The pupils were delighted with the success as well as the medals and t-shirts. This is something we will continue to be involved in the coming year. The remaining balance of £2163.22 has been reallocated to this academic year.
We have £5746 to spend.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions we have been unable to undertake swimming lessons since 2018/19.
Our 2018/19 Year 6 cohort consisted of 4 pupils, all of whom attended on a part-time basis.
Percentage of pupils within our 2018-19 Year 6 cohort that can do each of the following:
Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres: 50% (2 out of 4 pupils)
Use a range of strokes effectively: 50% (2 out of 4 pupils)