Sports Premium Funding
The Government provides Sports Premium Funding to all schools comprising of a £10,000 lump sum and £10 per pupil in Years 1 – 6. The premium must be spent by schools on making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
We are fortunate to have access to a range of Partnership’s including the Swaledale Alliance, Youth Sport Trust, North Yorkshire Sport and Go Well to enhance our provision and ensure that the children participate in as many inter school events as possible. Our school teams are very successful and we have a number of children in school competing at a very high level (including successfully in national competitions). Participation in a range of sports and enjoying physical activity is very important to us. Our newsletters, blog and Facebook feed will provide an indication of what we have been up to recently.
At Trinity Academy Eppleby Forcett and Middleton Tyas we utilise the funding to five areas:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
- The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff teaching PE and sport
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- Increased participation in competitive sport
This academic year, 2021-22, we have been allocated £33,500 (Eppleby Forcett £16,370 and Middleton Tyas £17,130) and we have a carry forward of £4862 from 2020-21.
Year 4 children have weekly swimming lessons during the Autumn Term. Year 3 children have weekly lessons during the Spring Term. Any child in Year 5 or Year 6 still unable to meet the criteria below (set out in the National Curriculum) attends lessons in the Summer Term.
Our swimming results can be found in the strategy evaluation. 82% of the Year 6 children (2020-21) could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m. 82% could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]. 82% could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. The final term of the catch up swimming programme for Y6 in 2020-21 was not possible due to Covid-19.