The Sports Premium Grant allows schools to improve access, participation and enjoyment of competitive sport.
In the financial year 2014/15 All Saints' Primary received £8,905 and in 2015/16 All Saints' received £9479.25
We used the sports grant to build a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) on a little used patch of ground on our school site. This allowed children to play team games all year round. The surface is safer than the old concrete or uneven grass.
To finance this build, the school raised its own funds. ASSA (our parents association) contributed £35,000 and the Board of Governors has also raised £25,000. With additional school funds, a grant from the John Lyons Trust and the Sports Premium, we completed the build in April 2016.
In 2016/17 All Saints' received £9040. We have used the money towards the following projects:
In 2017/18, the school received an additional £14,331. The school continued to invest in the sports provision started in previous years including the use of All for Sport coaching in Years 2 to 6 and specialist football coaching.
Additional investment included:
In 2018/19 the school received a grant of £10519. This money was used to continue to pay for the additional swimming lessons, specialist football coaching in Key Stage 2, dedicated sports coaches in Year 1 to 6.
To ensure that we built our own 'in house' capacity to provide the highest standards of sports coaching, we employed our sports coach Ms Fallon who was trained in 2018 as a PE specialist. She is now permanently employed to support sport throughout the school. She trains our athletics team, runs netball clubs and coordinates participation in borough sports competitions such as the rugby league, swimming gala and athletics competitions. If you have any questions about sports coaching then please get in touch with her.
Ms Fallon - Sports Coach
The grant from the government will not exist every year and we feel it is important that the money spent will have a long lasting legacy. The building of the school MUGA, the purchase of a minibus and new school resources and the training of a long serving member of staff will benefit the children for many years to come.