School Sports Funding
Primary Schools PE and Sports Premium
Up until the academic year 2019/2020, the Government has committed to giving all schools an annual sum of money to allow them to develop sports provision and help increase pupil participation in sporting activity. Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.
The national vision is for “All pupils leaving primary school [to be] physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.”
At Westmorland Primary School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
At Westmorland we are committed to providing a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We also provide opportunities for them to compete in sport and other activities to build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Aims of the National Curriculum
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
- Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
- Are physically active for sustained periods of time.
- Engage in competitive sports and activities.
- Lead healthy, active lives.
How will Westmorland Primary School achieve the aims of the National Curriculum?
- The funding will ensure that:
- All children excel in a range of physical activities regardless of their sporting ability
- All children have the opportunity to compete in competitions, either within school or against other local authority schools
- Children have increased access to a range of PE and sporting extra-curricular activities
- Children who have an aptitude for PE and sport have pathways to extend their expertise
- Children who may shy away from traditional activities are offered alternatives to engage and motivate them
- Through cross-curricular links (school farm and allotments) children will learn about food, nutrition and healthy eating to develop a healthy and active lifestyle
The money currently equates to £8000 per school per year plus an additional £5 per child. In academic year 2016 / 17, we will receive £9,755. To support our wider vision and plans for PE and sport, we plan to spend the grant in the ways identified below.
In 2016 / 17 Westmorland Primary School will allocate £4562 of our funding to the Stockport Schools Sports Partnership (SSSP) to enable our pupils to compete in inter-school sporting competitions and events. In addition, SSSP supports subject leaders with up to date training and professional development opportunities for school staff e.g. CPD courses, staff meetings and support with the delivery of the curriculum.
Our priorities for spending this year’s Sports Premium Funding include:
Improving teachers’ subject knowledge and experience through buying in a specialist P.E. teacher to work alongside staff when teaching PE.
Staff up skilled and have increased access to professional development opportunities.
Extending provision so that an increased number of pupils participate and compete in sport competitions and events, including the cost of transport to venues.
Pupils given increased opportunities to participate in a wider range of inter-school competitions.
Supporting the development of an active playtime and lunchtime playground though newly appointed sport ambassadors from years 5 and 6.
Reduction in the number of playtime and lunchtime incidents and increased activity over the lunchtime period.
Provide opportunities for disengaged and least active children to participate in afterschool clubs.
Disengaged and least active pupils given opportunities to participate in after school activities.
How much funding is provided?
- Each school receives £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil on role. This is allocated in two separate payments:
- 7/12 of your funding allocation on 31 October 2016
- 5/12 of your funding allocation on 30 April 2017
How has the funding been spent?
- The introduction of Boxercise as part of the Extra-curricular programme.
- The completion of whole school sporting events such as Sports Day and Stockport Olympic Baton Relay.
- Skype call to a Paralympian Athlete from Brazil (Danielle Rauen-Table tennis)
- The introduction of new physical activities in half termly reward days (Scoot fit, Freddy Fit)
- The introduction of Young Sport Ambassadors in years 5 and 6.
Beyond the School day
After School Clubs run by School Staff:
- Keep fit - KS2
- Dance - Reception and KS1
- Netball – Year 6
- Motor Skills – KS2