Primary Schools’ Sports Funding 2017
Primary PE & Sports Premium - Introduction
The Government has dedicated over £450 million to improving the quality of physical education and sport within all UK primary schools from 2013-2016. The funding is also allotted to address the improvement of children’s healthy lifestyles with provision also made towards promoting other aspects of learning that impact upon health and well-being.
The funding is ring fenced and can only be spent upon initiatives that benefit the improvement of active healthy lifestyles. Schools can choose what they want to spend their grant upon but are accountable for ensuring that the Premium is spent appropriately. Both Department of Education and OFSTED have issued the mandatory requirement that schools must publish evidence online of their annual spend and impact.
P.E. and school sport play a very important part in the life of Court Lane. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our key values such as respect, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others.
ALL pupils leaving Court lane Junior will be physically literate with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
The Sports Funding Objectives:
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport against 5 key indicators:
1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
2. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
5. Increased participation in competitive sport
Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will 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
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.
At Court lane Junior, we believe that the money must be used so that all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments and that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development. Schools receive Sports Premium budget for the financial year; this report is based upon academic year (i.e. September-July)
Focus – 2016-17
The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity- kick starting healthy active lives
Increased confidence, knowledge, and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
Continuing increased participation in competitive sport
How much funding has the school received?
Since 2013/14 we have received funding for the school. 2015-16 – total expenditure £9704, under-spend of £879 to carry over 2016. 2016-17 – £10385 funds - total expenditure £9992, under-spend of £393. Under-spend to be allocated to additional sports day resources and sporting achievement awards for end of year.
How we have spent the money