WHAT IS THE SPORTS PREMIUM?
The Government is providing funding directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. The amount of PE and sport funding which schools receive is based upon the number of children they have in Years 1-6.
When a school receives an Ofsted Inspection, they will assess how schools spend their PE and sports funding. Governors and the schools’ Improvement Partner will also ask about and assess how the funding is spent in between Ofsted inspections.
Detailed information about PE and sports funding for Primary Schools can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools
PURPOSE OF FUNDING
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
This means that you should use the premium to:
- Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
- Make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
For example funding can be used to:
- Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- Provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
- Introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
- Support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
- Run sport competitions
- Increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- Run sports activities with other schools
There are some things which the PE and Sports Premium Funding is not allowed to be spent on. These are:
- Employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of your core staffing budgets
- Teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum - including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum)
HOW WILL WE BE SPENDING THE FUNDING AND WHO WILL BENEFIT?
The staff, children and governors at Rockliffe Manor Primary all agree that the money must be used so that:
- All children benefit regardless of sporting ability,
- Children are given the opportunity to compete in local and regional tournaments,
- Staff have access to resources and training opportunities, plus continued professional development to improve the quality of teaching and learning in physical education,
- Children are exposed to a range of traditional and non-traditional sports and health enhancing activities through the curriculum, clubs and school visits.
HOW OUR SPORTS PREMIUM FUND WAS SPENT IN THE YEAR 2018-2019 AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD
For the 2018-19 academic year we received £17,740 premium funding.
During this year, we have used part of our sports premium grant to appoint a ‘Sports, Health and Wellbeing Lead’ He began with us in January, working 13 hours per week to support and help to deliver our three areas and actions:
1. Competitive Sport for all year groups
2. Raising profile of PE
3. To ensure that we have appropriate resources to enable good quality teaching and learning
Of our total £17,740 we allocated spending as follows:
£1,350 on educational materials (for updated PE equipment etc)
£15,440 on professional services curriculum (to pay for Gymnastics, sports coaches and Sports, Health and Wellbeing Lead )
£950 on costs associated with attending/taking part in sporting activities including guest coaches for themed weeks.
Some highlights of the 2018-19 academic year include:
- Weekly gymnastics sessions with a professional coach.
- Lunchtime agility coaches promoting different sports daily.
- Half termly inter-school competitions in events such as Cricket (which Year 4 took part in against Foxfield)
- Integrating and sharing lesson plans and a new curriculum with partnership schools
- Our PE Leader meets every half term with other PE leaders within the Inspire Partnership; where they discuss good practice, areas of development, ideas for improvement, events and competitions, etc.
- A variety of sports are made available to the children in after school clubs including Irish dancing, martial arts and gymnastics. These are always extremely popular with a waiting list.
We look forward to another incredible year of PE and Sport, our priorities for 2019/20 include:
- To ensure that all children are receiving high quality opportunities to participate and develop their skills in a range of sports and games.
- To continue to take part in competitions and events throughout the borough for different year groups, including SEND pupils.
- To continue to develop our lunchtime and after school club provision, as well as providing opportunities to improve physical health and wellbeing e.g. healthy eating, cookery and gardening.