At St. John’s Primary School we believe PE & Sport play an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.
Through PE & Sport our children learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude, and academic excellence.
What is the Sports Premium?
Former Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the Government will commit funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium to 2020, with £750m to be invested over the course of the next parliament.
The investment builds on the £150m a year ring fenced funding currently committed for schools until 2020 to increase primary PE and sport opportunities. This is ring fenced funding – allocated directly to primary schools across England, and it became effective in September 2013.
What does the Sport Premium mean for my School?
‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).
We are working closely with Take Pride, Gravesham School Sports Partnership and have identified key areas through a self -review process to ensure we can meet the high expectations in PE and Sport for our children.
‘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’-(DfE June 2013)
We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.
Amount of Funding
Allocations for the academic year 2015/16 are calculated using the numbers of pupils in Years 1 to 6, and those age 5 in Year R, as recorded on January 2015 Census, as follows:
- Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8000 plus £5 per eligible pupil; and
- Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per eligible pupil.
- High Quality Physical Education: Raising standards of all our children in Physical education
- The PE and Sport Grant for 2015/2016 academic year is funded over two financial years with St. John’s Primary School receiving the total of £10,710 which will be split into two payments of £6,247.5 and £4,462.5.
- Regular specialist support from qualified sports coaches working with primary teachers to achieve high quality teaching and learning in lessons.
- CPD opportunities for teachers in national and local programmes in PE & Sport.
- Professional quality assured teaching modules & materials for PE & Sport.
- Development of student leadership programmes.(Play leaders, Games Makers and Sports Crew)
- Affiliation to National and Local PE organisations. (Take Pride, Youth Sport Trust and Assoc. for P.E)
- Lesson observations and coaching support.
- Develop gymnastics in the school, through CPD and making focus through performances and participation at competitions.
- Competitive School Sport: Increasing pupils’ participation in extra- curricular sport
- Inclusive competitive opportunities
- Support with intra and inter school competition co-ordination and delivery
- Organised competitions at local/county level.
- Delivery of competitions, intra and inter school competitions.
- Healthy Active Lifestyles: Ensuring all our children have access to regular exercise
- School based Health programmes and intervention strategies
- Change 4 Life club opportunities.
- Play leaders, Games makers and Sports Crew.
- Increase extra-curricular opportunities.
- Develop Healthy Schools – Skip to be fit. Pack lunch focus, Parents Healthy cooking evening.
- Self- Review & Quality Assurance: Measuring the impact of the funding.
- Monitoring of pupil progress through assessment in lessons.
- Introduce new monitoring time frame including observations, planning sampling and pupil voice.
- Monitor impact of attendance of clubs for groups, Gifted and Talented, less active and pupil premium children.
- Quality Assurance Mark – online tool for development and self -assessment
- School Games Kite Mark – monitoring competitive school sport
- Liaise with Healthy Schools advisor.