What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to schools as part of the Sports Premium initiative. This 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 head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding include:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
- Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
- Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
- Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.
- Providing children with access to specialist sport facilities.
How we will use our Sports Premium?
We provide our children with the opportunity to ‘be the best they can be’ and firmly believe that PE and sport make a significant contribution towards this.
As part of our action plan, we have identified the following focus areas:
- To teach PE through other areas of the curriculum
- Measure children’s progression throughout the school
- Improve staff skills and confidence in delivering PE lessons
- Involve children in organising and officiating sport in the school
- Improve the range of activities available to children
- Improve participation in PE, Clubs and Competition
- Embed the whole school vision into PE
- Promote health and wellbeing
Total amount for the academic year 2021/22 £18,750
|Item||Cost||Outcomes / Evidence|
|Specialist sports teachers and coaches working alongside lunchtime supervisors, in KS1 and KS2 and teaching PE lessons in the afternoon.||£15,075||
*We have noted high levels of engagement and participation in lessons and improved behaviour during the lunch hour
|After school clubs (free or subsidised)||£930||
Prices are kept to a minimum to enable all children to have the opportunity to participate.
*Participation and engagement levels have increased this year
PE and lunchtime equipment
* We have noted that behaviour has improved during the lunch hour as pupils are more engaged and active.