Churwell Primary School recognises that all pupils regardless of their background should have equal access to a curriculum which will enable them to reach their potential. The sports funding premium is a Government initiative that targets extra money to all pupils and all schools.
The Government are not dictating how schools should spend this money, but are clear that schools will need to employ the strategies that they know will support these pupils to increase their active participation in sports.
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.
Uses of the funding include:
- hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
- 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 – ASPIRE partnership.
TSC and ASPIRE work together to have half-termly competitions between the four schools for the age groups Year 1 to 6.
This year the sports are Year 1 - multiskills, Year 2 - Football, Year 3 Athletics, Year 4 Cricket, Year 5 mixed Netball and Year 6 Dodgeball. Parents are invited to the ASPIRE competitions and TSC aim to promote a link to local clubs in the area as the competitions are all played at other sports venues.
Below are our Year 2 Football Team with a TSC Coach
Other Sports Partnerships linked with our school:
We work with Total Dance Leeds. They run Breakfast Dance clubs for the children two days a week. They cover a wide range of dance genres from theatre dance to street dance.
We are also part of the Leeds South and Central Schools Sports Partnership. This includes 48 Primary schools, 8 Secondary schools and 4 SILCs. This allows us to link in to and be part of sports initiatives in the local area. For more information please click on the link below.