The PE and School Sport Premium
In April 2013, the Government announced new funding for physical education (PE) and sport in order to improve the quality of PE and sport provision in schools. This is called “The PE and School Sport Premium” and is allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools, with primary phase pupils. This year our school will recieve a total of £8,622.
Schools are free to decide how best to use this funding to improve the quality PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all children develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. It’s also important to have a model which is sustainable as the funding is due to stop at the end of the current Parliament in 2020.
How the PE and School Sport Premium money was spent in the previous academic year
During 2015 to 2016, we used the money in the following ways…
- to provide qualified sports coaches to deliver some PE across the Junior classes, whilst also training an existing teaching assistant to ensure sustainability.
- to be part of the Thanet Passport which allows the school to participate in festivals and sporting competitions with local schools ( see below).
- To purchase further equipment to enable engagement in a wider range of sporting activities e.g. Imoves dance programme.
How the PE and School Sport Premium money will be spent in the current academic year
During 2016 to 2017, our money will be spent in a similar way:
- To employ specialist sports coaches to deliver some PE in school and to develop the expertise of our sports LSA.
- To further track pupil participation in sports activities and, although participation is already high in the school, we will endeavour to investigate reasons why some pupils do not engage in these activities and investigate further pupils engagement in health and fitness activities beyond the school.
- To train pupil sports Leaders to deliver organised sports at lunchtimes to increase fitness activities at lunchtimes and improve pupil behaviour and self esteem.
- To train staff to deliver Forest school activities and to develop the school site to improve such activities.
As a member of Thanet passport the school is able to participate in a number of interschool sporting events during the year. We are also part of a professional network of sports leaders across the district. For more information regarding Thanet Passport Please click on the link below.