PE and Sports Premium Funding
What is Sports Premium?
Sport Premium is an amount of money which the government has agreed to allocate to schools each academic year. The funding amount schools receive is based upon the number of children of primary age the school has at January of that year. Each school in England will receive a block sum of £16,000, plus £10 per pupil. The sport premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.
Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
Increased participation in competitive sport.
At Clowne Infants and Nursery School, we strive to promote healthy and active lifestyles and aim to provide sporting opportunities for to provide sporting opportunities for all pupils.
What we are going to do with the money:
Hire specialist PE teachers or qualified coaches to work alongside and train teachers when teaching PE.
Professional development opportunities in PE/Sport for all staff.
Buy new PE equipment for both indoor and outdoor PE.
Improve the playground to create a range of sporting and physical opportunities for pupils so they are more active.
Buy new lunchtime/playtime activity equipment.
Invest in new PE kits for the children.
Employ a playtime leader for lunchtime.
Give children opportunities to attend a range of afterschool clubs.
Organise annual programme of competitions and PE festivals.
Introduce different physical activities and lessons into the daily timetable – Wake and shake, daily mile and Maths of the day.
Here are some of the impacts the Sports Premium Funding with have on our school:
The delivery of high quality PE is vital. With support of the School Sport Partnership and their highly trained coaches, the children receive high quality instruction in different sporting areas. This support is improving the quality of PE provision in our school ensuring the teachers are now even more skilled to take PE forward independently. Also giving staff the opportunity to go on PE training courses will help to improve their confidence in teaching PE and delivering high quality PE.
Attending local sporting events is vital to promote healthy competition with the children. They will take part in inter-school PE festivals (Inclusion, Dance and Mini Olympics) and inter-school events, such as cross country and football.
The children need good quality equipment to take part in the lesson fully. By buying new equipment, we will have all the sporting equipment needed to cover a broad and balanced range of activities.
By employing a playtime leader, the children will be able to engage in high quality sporting provision during lunchtime. This will encourage the children to take part in team games, develop different PE skills, and improve their balance and co-ordination.
Insuring that children have the opportunity for high quality play provision at playtime and lunchtimes is highly important. By making sure that the children have good quality PE resources and a new sports wall, it gives the opportunity for the children to create their own games and practice and develop their PE skills.
The new government has introduced the new obesity strategy, where they recommend children should be active for 30 minutes a day. As a school we aim to make our children as active as possible by employing a play leader during lunchtimes and introducing other physical activities throughout the daily timetable. The children take part in daily wake and shake sessions and the daily mile which helps children to build their fitness levels and also helps to motivate them and get them ready to learn.
Our aim is to encourage children to access a range of different sporting opportunities through our after school clubs. We are planning to do this by funding targeted children for period of time. This will give children the opportunity to experience different sporting activities.