Primary PE and Sport Premium Funding
In April 2013, the Government announced that it will be providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 (recently extended to at least 2016-2017) to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will be allocated directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Every state-maintained school, academy, middle school, special school and pupil referral unit with primary aged pupils will receive £8,000 plus a ‘top up’ of £5 per pupil. The sports premium is calculated on the January census and arrives in the school budget via Additional Schools Grant (ASG) in October.
Purpose of funding
The sport premium funding has been ring-fenced and can only be spent on sport, PE and Healthy Lifestyles provision in schools, although schools have the freedom to choose how best to do this. Schools are held accountable for how they spend their funding and are required to publish on-line information about how they have used the additional funding. OFSTED will play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas, which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE, and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase.
How we will be spending the PE and Sport Premium Funding in 2017 - 2018 (main areas):
- Employing a PE specialist to deliver high quality PE to all classes and provide after school activity clubs. (Two afternoons per week)
- Subscribe to the Youth Sport Trust to gain access to resources and materials to support the development of Sport and PE in school
- Continue to subscribe to the REAL PE Scheme staff training allowing all staff to deliver and support high quality PE experiences
- Subsidise transport costs to and from Sporting events ensuring that children are exposed to and participate in competitive events
- Continue to develop playground leaders
- Improve storage facilities for PE equipment
- Improve facilities for the teaching of Dance and Gymnastics
Evaluating the impact:
- To deliver high quality PE sessions to children in Year 1 – Year 6 regularly over the year (two afternoons a week).
- Leading specific after school clubs, which are free to ensure children do not miss out due to financial constraints (two sessions each week after school).
- Conducting and regularly updating an audit for PE equipment and updating equipment as appropriate
- Conduct a fitness survey for children across the school and track this fitness through the year.
- Increasing opportunities for professional development in PE and Sport.
- Raise the profile of school 'Sport Ambassadors'
- Inspiring our children by inviting sport providers and inspirational sports people into school.
- Developing opportunities for children to participate in competitive sport, both within school and between schools. Watlington Schools Partnership for competitive matches and tournaments
- Increase opportunities for children who are most able in PE or sport.
- Developing Playground Leaders in Key Stage 2 to deliver playtime and lunchtime activities for pupils and to providing training for Lunchtime Supervisors in introducing playground games and activities.
- Provide a range of resources and CPD opportunities for the 'non-specialist' teacher to confidently deliver PE
- Ensure that PE equipment is of a high standard and is able to be stored appropriately so that it does not get damaged
Our Sports Premium Governor, with the help from the Sport Ambassadors, will evaluate the impact of the PE and Sport premium funding as part of the school’s self-evaluation process. The Head teacher, PE subject leader and Sports Premium Governor will evaluate how well the funding has been used to support the development of the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in sport to enable all children to develop healthy lifestyles.