PE & Sport Premium
What is PE and Sport Premium?
In 2013, the government pledged to provide additional funding to primary schools to improve PE and sport provisions. The funding is provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, and Media and Sport.
What is PE and Sports Premium for?
The funding is provided directly to primary schools and must only be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE, for all school children.
How much funding to Primary Schools receive?
For the 2018/19 academic year, each school will receive £16,000, plus an additional payment of £10 per pupil. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provisions in schools.
How are we obliged to spend the funding?
We are required to use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer. The government lists five key indicators for which schools should expect to see an improvement.
- · the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, which amounts to at least 30 minutes per day whilst in school, as recommended by the Chief Medical Officer;
- · 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.
Ofsted assesses how primary schools use the primary PE and sport premium. They measure its impact on pupil outcomes, and how effectively governors hold school leaders to account for this.
To guide us in our use of the funding, the government suggests ways in which we can effectively use the money. These include PE and sport focused staff training and development; hiring qualified sports coaches; offering activities/school clubs targeted at less active children; entering more tournaments and competitions; and embedding physical activity into our school day as much as possible.
PE at All Saints
At All Saints we value the benefits of PE and sport, and encourages our children to have healthy, active lifestyles. In our experience, an innovative, varied PE curriculum, and extra-curricular opportunities, have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude, and academic achievement of all our children.
The whole school follows the Real PE scheme. Real PE focuses on developing the foundation skills to a high level rather than a sports specific approach. We believe this gives the children the ability to succeed across many sports instead of just specialising in just one or two.
All classes receive 2 hours of PE each week. Key Stage one receive 2 Real PE lessons and Key Stage two have 1 Real PE and 1 sport specific lesson each week.
Physical Education is a vital part of our children’s education and we pride ourselves in the way we help to develop their knowledge of a healthy lifestyle and their formation of positive attitudes.
What improvements has the Sports Premium Funding allowed to make?
Since 2016 we have:
- Retrained all members of staff with the Real PE scheme. This has improved the standard of PE across all levels of the school. There has also been a noticeable difference in the confidence of all teachers in delivering the subject.
- Purchased a large amount on brand new, high quality equipment. This has led to us being able to offer different sports and activities during the school day and through various sports clubs.
- Taken a large amount of children to outside competitions. By entering the School Games Programme we have managed to enter over 15 competitions each year. It has also seen achieve our School Games Gold award for 2017 & 2018.
- Worked with our local secondary school to deliver a shared leadership programme. This has allowed both schools to develop young leaders at various age groups.
- Provided the children with high quality specialised sports coaching and inspirational individuals.
- Given pupils with a passion for PE and sport a chance to lead and inspire others. This has included helping to deliver PE lessons in school and lead various school teams at outside competitions.