The government have committed to provide dedicated Physical Education and Sports Premium funding for primary schools to improve PE and sports activities. This funding has been allocated directly to primary schools who have a certain degree of autonomy with how they spend it.
Many schools utilise this funding in the following areas:
- Hire specialist PE teachers
- Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- Provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
- Support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs to after school
- Run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- Run sports activities with other schools
All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
The allocation we received for 2018/19 was £16,830.
Full breakdown of how the funding has been spent:
- £6,830.50 Gymnastics, swimming, tennis, dance and other sport coaching
- £4,862.00 Hall/pool hire
- £3,225.00 Primary School Sports Service Level Agreement
- £5,420.00 Transport
- 75% of our year six children were able to swim a minimum of fifty metres using a range of strokes effectively and were able to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
- Children from reception to year six display gymnastic competence relative to their age.
- The school achieved the Gold School Games Mark award for their commitment, engagement and delivery of competitive school sport in 2018/19.
- All children attend sporting events alongside other local schools. They compete at a range of events and access a range of competitive opportunities which develops resilience and sportsmanship.
- Year five pupils are trained as sports leaders and are able to support playground games which develops their leadership skills.
- School staff gain valuable CPD when working alongside specialists which has a positive impact on their practice.
- Staff access a wide range of training provided by the Primary School Sports Officer which supports the provision of a varied and exciting PE curriculum for all children.
We use specialist sports coaches as well as teachers to deliver the curriculum and access off-site provision for gymnastics, swimming and other sports when appropriate.