How will we be spending the Sports Premium funding
We believe in an holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all and encourage collaboration and partnership working to make the best use of resources and enhance PE and sport provision in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils.
Our Sports Premium funding plan is to help us to raise standards and participation levels in PE throughout the school. Our rationale for the use of Sports Premium funding is that it must be used to meet the Government requirements below.
We will evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium funding as part of our normal self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements. We will look at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
Measuring the impact of the activities provided with sports premium funding can be achieved in different ways. We will look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. We will also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE.
Most schools with primary-age pupils receive the PE and sport premium in the academic year 2017 to 2018, including:
schools maintained by the local authority
special schools (for children with special educational needs or disabilities)
non-maintained special schools (schools for children with special educational needs that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996)
pupil referral units (PRUs provide education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school)
Funding for the PE and sport premium
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. In most cases, the Government determines how many pupils in your school attract the funding using data from the January 2017 school census.
How to use the PE and sport premium
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport on offer. This means that you should use the premium to:
develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
increased participation in competitive sport
For example, you can use your funding to:
provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
enter or run more sport competitions
partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum
embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching
We must publish details of how we spend the PE and sport premium funding. This must include:
the amount of premium received
a full breakdown of how it has been spent (or will be spent)
the impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
how the improvements will be sustainable in the future
For the 2017 to 2018 academic year, there is a new condition requiring schools to publish how many pupils within their year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
For the year 2014-2015 we received £10,645
For the year 2015-2016 we received £10,663
For the year 2016-2017 we received £10,685