Primary PE and Sports Premium
Schools receive PE and Sport Premium based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport.
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
- 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
2017/2018 Academic year – £19,620
Click here to see the draft Primary PE and Sports Premium – Spending Plan
For the 2017 to 2018 academic year, there is a new condition requiring schools to publish how many pupils within the Year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
2016/2017 Academic year – £9800
The money awarded has been used to develop the following areas:
- Improving the quality of teaching and learning – raise the standard of teaching and learning in PE by purchasing sports equipment and resources and investing in relevant training. Specialist PE coaches employed to work with teachers to help enhance their teaching skills in PE; an effective way of ensuring progression and that the overall standard of PE across the school improves.
- Increasing participation in sporting activities outside of the core curriculum – support the funding of a range of after school clubs for all ages. This also includes the cost of equipment and resources for these extra curricular activities. The Funfit Programme used to encourage participation in focussed aerobic activities during lunchtime.
- Improving pupil’s lifestyles and physical wellbeing – As a result of increased sporting participation, our pupils have improved health and well being, whilst also benefitting from all the other positive values that sport promotes. In addition to encouraging increased physical activity amongst pupils we also ensure that we teach children about healthy lifestyles. We also encourage parents and families to sign up to the national Change for Life programme.