Sports premium

All pupils have statements of special needs (or have converted to the new Education Health Care Plan) and many have multiple disadvantages.

The government provided additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 – 2014 and 2014 – 2015 to improve provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding, provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, was allocated to primary school Headteachers.

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Possible uses for the funding might include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE;
  • supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs;
  • paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport;
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport;
  • running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the school games;
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport;
  • providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs;
  • pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. The funding has now been extended into the 2015 – 2016 year.

Since the end of the School Sports Co-ordinator Project (SSCo) The Coppice School has continued to employ our SSCo, Wendy Haworth, as a specialist Sports teacher. She currently teaches 5 lessons per week in the Primary Department providing quality PE opportunities with an emphasis on pre-requisite skills for competitive sports. Wendy works collaboratively with other schools and community facilities to promote a wide range of sporting activities for our pupils to include competitive events. 

Allocated funding: April 2015 – March 2016: £8,115

This funding enables us to employ Wendy as a specialist sports teacher to provide high quality, well-structured PE experiences for Primary pupils. Any funding shortfall is met from School Budget Share.