At Ferrars Academy, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
Our Academy Sport’s Premium Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision by employing additional sports professionals through various workshops, taking part in local sports festivals and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years - here at Ferrars Academy that will mean around £9,000 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Recently the government have committed to funding the primary school Sports Premium up until 2020 - an investment worth £750 million.
This coming year, we will continue to give all Year 2 children swimming lessons. Each class is attending Lewsey Pool in a 6 week block. They will be completing two blocks throughout their time in Year 2. Learning to swim is a lifelong skill that Year 2s have the opportunity to be part of.
Delivering high quality PE lessons ensures all children have access to a varied PE curriculum. We have bought into Active Luton Education Team which enables us to support our staff by delivering inset training on a specific basic skill and team teach with staff who have requested support as part of their professional development.
With the remainder of the funding, outside professionals will be bought in to give the children a wider provision of sports activities such as multi-cultural dance workshops, fun fit sessions etc.