Sports and PE Premium
The Government has provided primary schools with funding for School PE and Sport in order to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the London Olympic and Paralympics Games 2012. The aim is to develop an enjoyment of sport and physical activity coupled with promotion of healthy lifestyle in children from an early age
The School PE and Sport Funding was introduced in September 2013 and is allocated to schools in the form of an annual lump sum of £8,000 with an additional sum of £5 per pupil. Initially this funding was guaranteed for 2 years but recently it was announced that funding would continue until 2020 (subject to Government re-election). The Government believes that each head teacher should decide how to use the School PE and Sport Funding for their school.
To ensure that the funding is bringing maximum benefit for pupils, schools will be held to account by Ofsted and by parents. Schools are held accountable for the decisions they make:
Inspectors will look at how well schools are using their additional funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including participation so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and achieve the performance standards they are capable of.
Parents should be able to understand what the sporting provision is in their school, both within and beyond the school day as well as making comparisons between schools. Each school is required to produce an annual report (this document) and publish it on their website.
The School PE and Sport funding allocation for our school for financial year April 2015- – March 2016 is £8252.
How does our school spend the School PE and Sport funding?
Schools have the freedom to spend the funding as they see fit. Here at Lindale, the School PE and Sport funding is being used in a variety of ways so that we can improve the quality and breadth of PE and to increase sporting provision, including participation so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and achieve high performance standards.
Initially an audit was carried out of our previous provision and resourcing for all aspects of PE and sports including swimming and competitive sports, extra-curricular activities and participation and provision for gifted and talented.
• We have used a large proportion of the funding to enable our children to be taught by a specialist PE teacher for 2 hours each week.
• We also buy into opportunities to participate in cluster competitions and coaching, staff training and sports events.
• We treat PE as a core part of our curriculum. The time for it is protected and we encourage participation in as many local and county events as possible.
• We pay for swimming lessons for all of our children from Year 2 upwards for 1 term each year. They continue lessons until they can swim 50 metres and achieve a personal survival award.
• We identify those children who need additional support or encouragement to participate in physical education and enable them to overcome whatever barriers there are
• We identify gifted and talented pupils and ensure that there are opportunities for their needs to be met.
• We provide a very broad PE curriculum so that everyone can find areas in which they can enjoy and achieve
• We have purchased additional PE equipment. This year this has included the purchase of a springboard for gymnastics.
How are we monitoring the impact of the School PE and Sport funding?
The development of School PE and Sport provision is included in our school
• Attainment and achievement in PE is recorded. Children receive a detailed written PE report annually.
• Success at competitions depends on specific make up of different cohorts. However, we regularly achieve better than expected for a small school.
• Pupil participation on after school sports clubs is monitored, this includes the monitoring of different pupil groups.
• The headteacher reports to the governor’s curriculum committee on the use and impact of the PE and Sports premium on a termly basis.