Sport Premium Funding Report 2016-17
This Academic Year Prince Avenue has received £9645 in Sports Premium Funding.
Prince Avenue Academy and Nursery used part of the funding to subscribe to support from the Southend School Sports Partnership. This included allowing our staff and students to benefit from additional festivals and sports competitions.
Staff benefited from a range of CPD and training opportunities, including access to sports courses and staff inset opportunities in school. This is especially important to ensure the funding has a lasting impact on up-skilling our teachers and raising the standard of sport in our school.
We have also invested in providing specialist sports coaches to teach PE and Games lessons to our children 5 afternoons a week. These specialists, working from Eastwood Academy through the Sports Partnership, also run additional extra- curricular school clubs and raise the profile of sport through assemblies, bringing in visiting speakers, arranging demonstrations and ensuring links with local clubs.
The School competes in a large number of local competitions and tournaments in a wide variety of sports, with increasing success, due to the opportunities the Sport Premium Funding has provided.
Sports Spending for the year 2016-17 (including £5273.00 funding from school budget)
- A Netball team has been established with around 20 participants and competitive games have been played against other schools.
- New clubs for badminton, hockey and KS1 multi-sports have been established.
- Apporoximately150 pupils take part in after school sports activities each week.
- Twice weekly lunch time sports activities facilitated by students from Southend High school for Boys and daily lunchtime sports activities led by Prince Avenue staff provide high quality opportunities for all pupils.
- CPD and support has enabled school staff to be more confident in delivering and running sports clubs.
- High quality sports/PE lessons are delivered by specialist coaches each day on a weekly timetable with improved continuity and delivery.
- The opportunity for pupils to participate in a wider range of sports has been increased.
- Equipment and resources are much improved.
- The school has again improved its Athletics performance gaining promotion from Division 3 to 2. Promotion for the 2nd year in succession. In 2017 the team won 3rd place in the field and 5th place in the combined track and field event at the district sports.
- Boys and girls football, tag rugby, cricket, and rounders teams continue to participate in local schools competitions and leagues on a regular basis.
- Links with local clubs, Westcliff RFC and Southend Utd FC provide coaching and competition opportunities for pupils.