Physical Education & Sport Funding Statement

What is the Sports Premium?

The government is providing funding for primary school sport. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Headteachers to improve PE and sport provision. The allocation is calculated according to the intake of the school, and the school must decide how best to use the money to improve the quantity, quality and breadth and quality of PE and sport provision, including increased participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.

We received £16,300 this year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of the funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and school sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

At this school we have decided to use this money to:

Targets and current impact

Increase inter-school sports competitions to at least two per term. (Last year there were at least two per term that took place including Infants and Juniors)

Ensure that at least 90% of pupils access competitive school sport (Last year at least 80% of Junior children took part in at least one competitive event)

Increase the quantity and quality of PE Lessons so that all pupils access at least 2 hours of quality PE teaching every week. (Last year all teaching staff took part in PE training to meet our School Improvement Plan target)

Introduce further swimming sessions to replace those lost during the closure of Hornby pool.

Increase staff confidence in teaching PE. (teaching staff have worked with a Local Authority Consultant to focus on teaching and are putting their work into practice using a new LA app)

Further Impact:

·         Junior children achieved their L1 Paddlesport certificates and worked towards L2.

·         The school achieved a silver Sportsmark award.

·         The Year 5 & 6 children went climbing on local crags at Hutton Roof.

·         The Year 6 children could all swim at least 25m, use a range of strokes and self rescue on leaving school.

The school has adequate PE reserves in the budget to sustain these actions and improvements into the future when the funding stream ends.

You can download a leaflet here that outlines the reasons for our approach to school sport and PE.