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Oreston Community Academy

Oreston Community Academy

Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

The government continues to provide substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport. The money goes directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and P.E; each school will receiving £16 000 plus an extra £10 per pupil each year for the next two years.

Here at Oreston Community Academy, that will mean £20,150 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Please find information below regarding our use of the Government's PE and Sports funding.

Physical Education at Oreston Community Academy 

We spend the sport premium funding on improving our provision of PE and sport so that all children have access to high quality learning experiences and to encourage a lifelong active, healthy lifestyle.  We recognise, value and celebrate how PE makes a positive contribution to mental and physical health, well-being, attitude and achievement. 

2020 and 2021 has presented many challenges due to Covid and we weren't able to take part in as many competitive events as we usually do, so we really invested our time and efforts into improving the sports experiences within school. 

Bearing all this in mind, this year's funding has been spent in the following way: 

  • Continuing our relationship with Plymouth Schools Sport Partnership to gain their advice, coaching support, involvement in festivals and training. We have also strengthened our support from Plymouth Argyle Primary Stars and Premier Sport to develop and enrich our PE sessions with the children. As well as providing whole school training for the staff, all classes have taken part in fun and engaging sessions with our link teachers from these providers. This, in turn, helps develop the skills of our teachers.
  • Engagement for all in regular physical activity with resources purchased so that we can deliver 2 hours of physical activity each week. 
  • We have further embedded the Real PE program that has improved the quality of teaching and learning across the school. This is a scheme that aims to develop and improve children's core movement skills, encourage a good sporting attitude and increase their social skills.  The resources allow staff to plan and deliver motivating lessons that build on previous learning. 
  • 120 pupils have received Bikeability and Balanceability training - this supports our Personal, Social, Health Education curriculum.
  • Health week ensured that all children took part in an inter-class and inter-house sports day and tried out a new sport. They also had a session led by a PE specialist to enrich their learning. 

This provision is being reviewed and monitored by our leadership team and governors, to ensure the expenditure benefits all children.

Please see the review of last year's sport premium plan and also the sports premium plan for 2021 - 2022 below:

Current Sports Premium Plan and the review 

Community Sport and PE Links