Sports Premium

Primary Sports Funding Plan
At Foxhole Learning 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 Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision in a number of ways. These include employing additional sports professionals and offering greater sporting opportunities. We will develop fundamental movement in sporting literacy and provide training to ensure our staff delivers high quality PE sessions.

Primary School’s Sports Funding

Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.

What is the Sports Premium?

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 Principals/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. At Foxhole Learning Academy that will mean around £9,000 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of the funding

Schools/Academies must spend the sport funding on improving the provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses of the funding include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and residential visits

How will we be spending the PE & Sports Funding and who will benefit?

The Board of Directors of The Learning Academy Trust agree that the money for Foxhole Learning Academy must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; Pupils who are more able in sport are given the chance to participate against others of a similar ability and potential that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.

Funding will be used to improve confidence amongst staff in the delivery of high quality PE lessons across the school. We feel that this is the most effective and efficient way for the funding to have a long lasting and positive effect on future learning and physical development of children within our school.

The following table shows how we intend to spend the sports funding.
Objective - To raise the quality of teaching PE and sport at Foxhole Learning Academy; we will:
Hire qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PE
Organise for specialist coaches to come into school. Our teachers will observe and participate in the sessions to develop their own skills so that they can then teach this area themselves, once the coach has completed their course of teaching.
We will pay for an external provider to train staff with their classes with either a whole school approach to a particular area or tailoring the training to individual teachers’ needs.
Not only will the children benefit from being taught by a specialist coach but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice and assisting in the PE lessons.
Continue as Members of the Mid Cornwall Sports Partnership
In partnership with other local primary schools within our cluster, we are members of the Mid Cornwall Sports Partnership. This enables us to access support and training opportunities provided by the Network.
Provide places for pupils in after school sports clubs
Our school will offer a range of after school clubs including:
Football, netball, multi skills, tag rugby, rounders.
Provide Swimming for Pupils:
Living near the sea makes it essential that the children have a good level of water competence and safety. Pupils will be given the opportunity to develop water confidence and receive swimming lessons in Year 2 – Year 6.
Provide training for lunchtime supervisors to introduce playground games at lunchtimes
Lunchtime Supervisors who engage with children’s play can transform lunchtimes.
Develop the use of the house team system to inter-house sports competitions for pupils of all ages
Our annual Sports Day at the end of year is a whole school sporting event where family and friends are welcome to come along to join in the fun and lend their support. We will extend the use of the house team system to enable regular, inter-house sports events for pupils of all ages throughout the year.
We will also:
  • Pay for transport to various events
  • Purchase new equipment – for lessons and playtimes.
  • Participate in
  • Support greater involvement in competitive sports competition.
  • Provide cover to release teachers for professional development in PE & Sport.
Success criteria:
  • Greater confidence in planning and delivery of PE lessons
  • Increased after school clubs and participation in PE and Sport – links with specialist organisations and coaches
  • Pupils have greater opportunities to participate in competitions
  • Pupils who are more able in sport are given the chance to participate against others of a similar ability and potential Pupils will have high self-esteem and sense of pride for their teams.