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        Sports Premium

        Sports Premium

        What is the Sports Premium

        The Government is providing funding to provide substantial support to Primary PE in schools.This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport.

        When asked about the ‘Sport Premium’ at its launch, Lord Coe reflected: ‘When I stood up in Singapore in 2005, I spoke of London’s vision to connect young people with the inspirational power of the Games so they are inspired to choose sport. By focussing on primary schools, we have the opportunity to use sport and physical activity to shape the daily lives of young people. I know from my own experience what an impact teachers and their engagement can have on the lives of young people.’  (Lord Coe)

        More information can be found on the Department for Education website.

        Purpose of funding

        Schools can only spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.

        Sport Premium at the Bluecoat School

        The Governors have approved spending plans that will ensure that:

        • all children benefit regardless of sporting ability
        • the most able children are given the opportunity to develop their talents and compete in advanced tournaments
        • staff have access to high quality training opportunities and professional development
        • swimming is subsidised in order to support access by all pupils
        • the amount of competitive sport that children participate in is increased
        • children will be encouraged to develop their leadership skills through sport
        • links are made for the children with sports clubs and opportunities within their local community
        • additional sporting activities are provided through our curriculum and outside of the curriculum

        In addition, a percentage of the Sports Premium has been invested in our membership of Inspire+, a charitable organisation, whose primary aim is working together with young people to increase their participation and success in sport

        The Bluecoat School is committed to promoting the health and physical well-being of all of our pupils and to providing them with access to a wide range of quality sports tuition and opportunities. Our pupils are already motivated by the improvement in their PE curriculum and by the exciting new opportunities that Sports Premium is providing for them.

        Please find a link to the 2019/20 Impact Report

        Please find a link to the 2020/21 Statement

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        An amazing school – its Creative Curriculum and outstanding teachers have inspired both of my children to thoroughly love learning and thrive. Very forwarding thinking, which is so refreshing to see.

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