Primary School Sports Funding
For the 2016-2017 academic year, we believe we will receive around £9946 in Primary School Sports Funding. This will spent in the following ways:
£7,700 - Leicester City FC Coaching
£300 - Affiliation to the Leicester Football League
We have chosen to go with LCFC coaching this year, as we believe that their coaching product has a lot to offer. They take lessons within the school on 2 days a week. Alongside this we get lesson plans and access to an online portal that give tutorials and next steps for how to enhance the pupils skills.
For the 2015-2016 academic year, Alderman Richard Hallam Primary School received £9946 in Primary School Sports Funding. This was spent in the following way:
£4,500 - Babington sport coaches for P.E. Lessons
£3,000 - Sports Apprentice
£2,000 - Towards Football court
£ 446 - Table Tennis Tables and Basketball Hoop
The goal of this funding is to promote additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of P.E. within the school. With that in mind we re-invested in our partnership with Babington Community College. Babington’s P.E. department was graded as outstanding in their last Ofsted report and we have been working collectively with them for the past two years. Staff from Babington Community College have organised gifted and talented clubs for Years 3-6 as well as SEN pupils. Most importantly, they teach P.E. lessons alongside staff from Alderman Richard Hallam and have delivered lessons on basketball, dance, gymnastics, Kwik cricket, rounders and athletics. By working as a team, we hope to provide the staff at Alderman Richard Hallam a good foundation for teaching P.E. which will last for years to come.
As well as investing in our staff, we have also used parts of the funding to improve the facilities on our grounds. The addition of three outdoor table tennis tables as well as another set of basketball hoops has proved a very popular decision and it allows our pupils to try a sport which is perhaps new to them. During the summer holidays, we also had a five-a-side football pitch installed on the back playground to create a designated area to play football at break and lunch times, and allow for extra P.E. Lessons outside during the winter months. To further enhance the impact of this provision, the school hired a sports apprentice from the ‘b-Inspired’ charity who supported and coached pupils on a daily basis. Our apprentice gave us the opportunity to run intra school leagues throughout the year. This gave pupils who were not involved in any of our after school programs the chance to be active and receive the benefits of sport.
By using this money to invest in our school, as well as in our staff, the pupils of Alderman Richard Hallam will benefit now and will continue to benefit in the future.