PE and sport premium
What is sport premium?
The current government is spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. They are allocating this extra funding directly to schools. This is one of the benefits of the London Olympics. You can read more about this funding on the GOV.UK website.
This funding can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. We are held accountable for how we use the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details.
How much have we been allocated?
£16240 for 2018-19
How will we be spending the sport premium funding?
We believe in the importance of PE and Sport for children, and for them to have maximum engagement in this curriculum area. We are part of a cluster partnership with other schools, and encourage children to participate in competitive sports outside school.
Our rationale for the use of sport premium funding is:
- All children across the school benefit regardless of sporting ability.
- All children across the school will participate in high quality PE sessions. Each session will focus on the key area of movement, balance and co-ordination.
- All children across the school experience a range of competitive sports (such as: basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, tag rugby and tennis.)
- Playtimes are active and engaging.
- Children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools and with each other in structured intra school events.
- Staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.
- Some activities may be subsidised so that pupils do not miss out due to financial constraints e.g. swimming/after school clubs.
What has the impact of previous spending been?
The profile of PE and Sport has been significantly raised within the school. Children have had increased access to competitive and collaborative sporting events both within school and with pupils from other schools as a result of being part of the sports partnership. The school has had more sporting success within cluster events and children feel confident to take part as a small school within the cluster.
The involvement of professional coaches working alongside teachers means that our teachers now feel more confident in teaching a range of sports across both key stages. Support also from specialist PE teachers at the local secondary school has supported both children and teaching staff.