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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

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.

As a school we want to create a BUZZ about physical activities, where every child feels confident and ready to participate.  We are currently working towards the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark (Gold Award).

"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)

Primary Schools Sports Funding
What is the Sports Premium?
For the last 3 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 £9,745 for the academic year 2015-2016 and will be awarded the same for 2016-17.

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 a PE technician to support pupils and staff during curriculum time 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 Sainsbury's School Games Mark (Silver Award).