Physical Education and Sport Premium for primary schools
Sports Grant Spending
Financial Year 2017 to 2018
The government have committed to provide dedicated PE and Sports Premium funding for primary schools to improve outdoor spaces for PE and sports activities. This funding has been allocated directly to primary schools who have a certain degree of autonomy with how they spend it.
Many schools utilise this funding in the following areas:
- hire specialist PE teachers
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
- run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- run sports activities with other schools.
The vision of the DfE for this funding is:
All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
The allocation we received for 2017/18 was £17,530. The allocation for 2017/18 is now based on a lump sum of £16,000 plus £10.00 per pupil. It is expected that our allocation for the financial year 2018/19 will be similar.
The positive impact of our focus on primary sports is critical when deciding on how to allocate our funding. We have considered and evaluate the impact of activities in a number of areas:
- Increased pupil participation
- Positive attitudes to health and well-being
- Improved behaviour and attendance and reduction of low level disruption
- Improved pupil attitudes to PE and school sport
- Clearer talent pathways
- Engaged or re-engaged disaffected pupils
- Increased pupil awareness of opportunities available in the community
- Pupil concentration, commitment, self-esteem and behaviour enhanced
- Positive behaviour and a sense of fair play enhanced
- Enhanced, inclusive curriculum provision
- Enhanced, extended, inclusive extra-curricular provision
- Extended provision
- Enhanced quality of provision
- Increased pupil participation in competitive activities
- Increased range of opportunities
- More confident and competent staff
- Increased capacity and sustainability
- Easier pupil management
- Positive impact on middle leadership
- Enhanced quality of delivery of activities
- Increased staffing capacity and sustainability
- Enhanced quality of delivery of activities
- Increased staff knowledge and understanding
- More sustainable workforce
- Enhanced quality of teaching and learning
- Improved standards
- Positive impact on whole school improvement
- Enhanced communication with parents / carers
- Increased school-community links
- Whole school targets met more effectively
- Academic achievement enhanced
- Staff across the school can start to make the links across subjects and themes including PE
- Good citizenship promoted
Measurement and Evaluation
Although many of the areas above are subjective and qualitative data is difficult to, feedback from students to staff, is very positive and valuable.
The continued increase in participation levels, pupil behaviour and general interest is positive.
It may be difficult to directly link the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme with primary sports and PE, the huge interest in the scheme does suggest a positive attitude from pupils and sustainability of active participation. Considering we are a small school and our participation rates as shown below are exceptionally good.
We are continuing to provide staff training in effective teaching of P.E. across the school. Ultimately this will enabling the school to sustain effective sports provision without excessive use of external providers.
Children currently have regular access to enhanced high-quality P.E. lessons.
Children have been up-skilled in their physical education and development, and we feel this has been a substantial boost to their engagement in lessons.
The skills training of children has enabled them to participate effectively and successfully in a range of activities throughout the year.
The quality of swimming in the school has been raised and participation rates and regularity at our local school pool has increased. The results and outcome of this increased participation should shortly be available.
Spending for 2017 to 2018
During 2017/18 we received a total of £17,530 of which we spent £6,546 during the year. The remaining balance will transfer to 2017/18.
At this school we have chosen to spend our in the following way:
|Purchase of specialist and general sports equipment to facilitate the provision of long-term activities for the pupils. Proportion of cost to sports grant.||£3,408.00|
|Provision of gymnastics lessons.||£530.00|
|Provision of off-site swimming lessons throughout the year.||£836.40|
|Provision of an introductory climbing session.||£125.00|
|Provision of after school clubs and workshops.||£560.00|
|After school country dance classes||£240.00|
|Specialist staffing and staff training||£846.62|
We have also employed a Games Teacher working on 21.25 hours per week. Although a substantial amount of her time is allocated to working with and developing sports activities for the primary pupils, we have not apportioned her costs to the grant within the year 2016/17.
Our aims which are in line with the DfE ensure that pupils leaving primary school are physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.