Sports premium

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. 

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. 

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.