Primary PE and Sport Premium
The Government provided funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. The purpose of the funding is that schools will have to spend the sport funding in improving the quality of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census. Based on a full year all schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools (with fewer than 16 eligible pupils) will receive £500 per pupil.
Schools will be held to account for how they spend the sport funding. Ofsted assesses how primary schools spend their PE and sport premium with details being found in the “Ofsted schools’ inspection handbook 2015”. Schools must publish, on their website, information about their use of the PE and sport premium funding. Schools should publish the amount of grant received; how it has been spent (or will be spent) and what impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment as a result, to help to ensure that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles.
Academic Year 2015-16
Deanery CE Primary School believe in ‘sport for all’ and meet individual tastes by offering a huge variety of opportunities for our children. We are convinced that sport plays a key role in improving our children’s school experience and believe that encouraging children to take part and succeed in sport provides them with the skills they need in life such as team work, cooperation, hard work, perseverance, determination and desire to improve. We also look to identify those children for whom sport does not come naturally, and endeavour to get them involved. In fact, it is some of these children that have become some of our proudest successes! In recognition of all of our success in sport we have been awarded the School Games Mark – Silver award.
Deanery CE Primary School received £9,785 of PE and sport premium in the academic year 2015 -16. This money was used in a number of different ways to support the provision of improved quality sports and PE for all pupils:
How we are spending the funding:
Continuing Professional Development
At Deanery CE Primary School, we are committed to continuously improving the quality of PE teaching. During the year we have invested in the “Real PE” training programme. Our CPD programme empowers staff to focus on key aspects of PE and School Sport and increases their knowledge and confidence of individual activities within PE and enables them to teach outstanding PE lessons.
Curriculum and Equipment
During 2015-16 we have introduced new sporting activities to the curriculum and have invested in ballet lessons for every pupil. We are also investing in new and varied PE resources and hope that this will give pupils wider opportunities to access new PE activities in order to develop a range of personal physical skills. Pupils will have more opportunities to enjoy and succeed in PE as well as be stimulated and challenged.
Deanery CE Primary School has a commitment to providing children with a diverse and interesting range of competitions that are accessible for all age ranges and abilities. Through our partnership with the Wilson Stuart Active Society we have been able to increase pupils’ participation in the School Games programme and we have also extended the range of sporting competitions that we have entered to now include hockey, cricket, rounders, cross country and tri golf.
Deanery CE Primary School has used our PE and sport premium funding to create and develop new extra-curricular clubs which are aimed at encouraging children of all age ranges and abilities to take part in a before or after-school club. We use high quality coaches to teach extra-curricular clubs such as Hockey, Netball, Athletics, Tennis, Zumba and Dance. We have seen a huge increase in participation in these clubs and more children are taking part in competitive activities due to the increased number of clubs available.