Our School is given a grant towards the cost of provision of Sports for our children.
This academic year, 2016-17, the school received £9,000.
Some of the grant received by Holly Spring Infant and Nursery School contributes towards a specialised sports coach that we employ at the school.
Our sports coach teaches all children in the school and brings specialist expertise, such as high quality gymnastics sessions which are beyond the skill-set of the class teachers.
The coach also runs 3 after school clubs: gymnastics, dance and football which are really popular. The coach is able to take his knowledge of the children from their PE sessions and enhances their enjoyment of sport after school.
Combined with contribution from our Pupil Premium Grant, our coach also provides lunch-time sports activities for children in the Summer Term, who benefit greatly from this. The Sports Premium Grant also contributes to buying new resources and equipment for the children to use to develop their skills.
In early 2017, teachers received training on PE skills, games and activities to use with their classes and will observe specialist coaching sessions to improve their personal practice. We also purchased a handbook of warm up games and activities for staff for them to lead their own PE sessions and develop their sporting skills.
**UPDATE** As from Summer Term 2017, the school has joined the Bracknell Forest Service Level Agreement for PE using the Sports Grant. This means that we can access specialised support, attend networking meetings with other schools in the borough to hare ideas and develop staff. We can also take part in 3 borough wide events; multi-sports, multi-skills sessions and a 'Tri-golf' tournament for Year 2 children.
Please contact the school if you would like further information on how we spend our Primary PE and Sport Premium Grant.