Schools use the sports premium funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.
Sports Funding for September 2016 to August 2017
The funding of £8,450 has been used to employ a sports coach from Premier Sports within the school and to take part in the Shepway School Sports Partnership programme. Our coach supports teachers leading PE and games lessons, upskilling teachers and children alike. They run and support a large programme of extra-curricular PE activities including football, hockey, gym, netball, dance and multi skills. She also ensures sporting activities are available for children on the playground at lunch and break times – these include volleyball, football, tennis, cricket, climbing activities and skipping.
We also take part in the Golden Mile promoting healthy life styles for our children and the wider community.
The Shepway School Sports partnership programme allows Palmarsh Primary school to take part in a large selection of district and county sporting competitions, where children are able to develop their skills to elite levels or just to take part in an event for fun. Large numbers of children have had the opportunity to take part in a variety of events and our successes in competitions have shown how this funding has impacted on the health, skills and well-being of the children at Palmarsh Primary School.
Also we have the opportunities for the children to meet ambassadors to inspire and promote sports and healthy living.
We currently take all Key Stage 2 children swimming for two half term blocks each year. Swimming is an essential part our our P.E. curriculum at Palmarsh and we aim to get every child swimming over a 2 year period, but it is strongly advised and one that we as a school greatly encourage. We currently ask for a voluntary contribution of £4.00 each week to cover transport and entrance costs. A letter will be issued to parents/carers prior to children starting swimming lessons.