Primary PE Funding
In 2013 the Government announced funding of £450m for Primary school PE. The funding would be split over the 2013/14, 1014/15 and 2015/16 academic years. Each school receives a set amount depending on the number of pupils on roll. Our school will receive £8000 a year plus £5 per pupil. Following the 2016 Budget, schools will recieve double the amount of funding from September 2017.
Department for Education Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium
ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
- the profile of PE and sport being 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.
Our School Priorities
We aim to improve the quality and depth of curriculum PE Teaching. To achieve this we have, and will continue to fund professional development opportunities for staff. This will include curriculum support and team teaching opportunities and external subject specific training days.
We target increased participation through a range of OSHL activities. F2 and KS1 festivals allow all children to experience new activities in a local sports facility.
Virtual competitions allow ALL children to engage in a skills based competition against their own class, other children in our school and against other schools.
Increased quality , quantity and range of PE and Sport resources will allow staff to deliver high quality curriculum PE and out of school activities.
The funding of an additional swimming instructor will help the school to achieve a higher % of children achieving National Curriculum swimming expectations.
From September 2013, schools will be held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the ‘Inspectors’ handbook’ and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.
Ofsted have carried out a survey reporting on the first year’s expenditure of additional funding and its impact. This can be found on the Ofsted website.
Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.
The school website needs to show the following information:
- The amount of grant received
- How it has been spent (or will be spent)
- What impact the school has seen on pupils’ Physical Education and sport participation and;
- Attainment as a result, to help to ensure that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles