What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding to improve Physical Education (PE) and Sport in primary schools. Bodsham School received £16,910 in the year 2020-21

Schools can choose how they use the funding to improve:                                                                  

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
  • the profile of PE and sport
  • the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE
  • the range of sports activities on offer to pupils
  • participation in competitive sport

At Bodsham we used our 2019-20  Sports Premium funding in the following ways:

  1. Employment of coaches from Elite Community Coaching to deliver weekly PE lessons alongside class teachers with a focus on team teaching and up-skilling of teachers to support their delivery of PE lessons.
  2. Sending teaching staff on Professional Development courses such as dance workshops to increase their skills and confidence.
  3. Participation in the Shepway School Games competition package.
  4. Participation in Rural Hub sports events.
  5. Running extra curricular clubs such as football, gymnastics and multi-sports.
  6. Introducing basic movement skills into the Early Years Foundation Stage.
  7. Subsidising costs of minibus travel to inter-school competitions and sports festivals such as speed stacking and pulse dance.
  8. Developing children as Change 4 Life ambassadors to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles.

In Summer 2022 we plan to offer additional swimming sessions to our Year 6 pupils to maximise the number who are able to swim a minimum of 25m before they leave for secondary school.

Impact of Sports Premium Funding 2020-21

Like all schools, our plans for the use of the Sports Premium were seriously affected by Covid-19. The need to keep children in bubbles for the whole of this school year limited opportunities for competition with other schools. Our local swimming pool was closed to school visits.  Despite these barriers, the Sports Premium helped us to:      

  • Provide all children with weekly high quality sports coaching as part of the PE curriculum.
  • Allow children to attend virtual sports events in school. Out of school events were cancelled due to Covid-19
  • Provide children with workshops on keeping healthy and active with KIC Theatre.
  • Offer active after school care for free to disadvantaged children throughout the pandemic

We hope that this gives you an insight into the opportunities offered with the investment of the Sports Premium Funding. Perhaps Bodsham is already nurturing and up skilling the sportsmen and women of the future, maybe even Olympians!

Please click here for 2020-21 Bodsham Sport Premium Funding statement.