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Eastbrook Primary Academy

Eastbrook Primary Academy

"Everyone matters and every day counts"
"An outstanding school" (Ofsted July 2015)

Schools Sports Funding

Schools Sports Funding

At Eastbrook we pride ourselves on promoting a range of activities - through the taught curriculum, extracurricular activities and visits - which encourage an active lifestyle. We believe that the combination of providing an innovative, varied PE curriculum and a wide-range of extracurricular opportunities will have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.  As a school we have fantastic facilities for PE including large playing fields and an indoor pool.

Our school has a long history of sporting success in the local area and this is something we are keen to continue. We aim to provide opportunities for as many of our pupils as possible to represent the school in a range of sporting events.  We are also keen to develop their leadership and coaching skills.

" The sports premium is used effectively.  Employing an extra specialist member of staff and developing links with a secondary school mean that a wide range of sports, including swimming, is available to all pupils.  The school has been very successful in inter-school competitions and ensures that all pupils have the opportunity to participate in sporting activities."  (Ofsted July 2015)

Sporting success at Eastbrook 2016/17

This year we achieved the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark Gold Award for the first time after previously achieving Silver.  Additionally, we also applied for the KS1 Quality Start Award for the first time and were awarded Silver.  We will be aiming for Gold next year!

We participated in a total of 32 inter-school competitions, including reaching the area finals of basketball, cross country, indoor athletics, netball, girls football, quadkids and quicksticks.

Shoreham locality competition highlights: 1st places in cross country, indoor athletics, netball, quicksticks, quadkids and swimming.

Southern area finals highlights: 2nd place in basketball and 3rd places in quadkids and quicksticks.

We placed joint 1st in the Shoreham locality schools overall league with a total of 157 points (compared to 127 points in 15/16).

We took part in two inclusion events (indoor athletics and new age kurling) and KS1 competed at an inter-school event for the first time (gymnastics).

Primary Schools Sports Funding

What is the Sports Premium?

For the last 4 years, the Government has provided Primary schools with an additional grant for improving the participation and attainment of pupils in PE and Sports. At Eastbrook Primary Academy we received £9,725 for the academic year 2016-2017.

In July 2017, the Department of Education confirmed that the Primary PE & Sport Premium will double for 2017-18. This is a straight doubling of the current formula which will allow us to be able to deliver further improvements to our PE & Sport provision. Updated guidance will be released in October.

Purpose of the funding

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

How are we using the funding?

At Eastbrook there are a number of ways in which we are using the funding:

  • Employing and training a PE technician to support pupils and staff during curriculum time, to teach swimming lessons and to run extracurricular clubs.
  • Buying into the Shoreham Academy School Sports Partnership. This enables our children to compete regularly against other local schools and provides staff with quality training opportunities.
  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside our teachers in PE lessons. In the Summer we used Chance to Shine, an initiative run by Sussex County Cricket Club. 
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE.
  • Providing cover to release teachers for professional development in PE.

 Impact

  • An increase in the number of pupils able to access extra-curricular sports clubs.
  • An increase in the number of pupils able to represent the school at a sporting event.
  • Continued and new successes in locality competitions.
  • Providing pupils with opportunities to try new sports.
  • Additional support for pupils who lack confidence in basic skills, leading to an increase in the percentage of pupils reaching age related expectations with PE.
  • Additional support for Gifted and Talented pupils, including the sharing of good practice with locality schools.
  • National recognition of our commitment to PE - achieving the KS2 Sainsbury's School Games Mark Gold Award and the KS1 Quality Start PE Silver award.