The government provides additional funding to improve the provisions of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport has been allocated to primary head teachers across the country. This funding is protected and therefore can only be spent on the provision for PE and sport in schools.
Sports Premium Report 2017-18
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
- the profile of PE and sport being 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
This means that the premium should be used to:
- Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers
- Make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Amount of PE and sport premium received for 2017-18: £19,480
How the 2017-18 PE and Sport Premium is to be spent:
- Contributing to the employment of a PE specialist to continue leading the development of the sports curriculum across the school, ensuring that improvements are sustainable by working alongside the newly appointed PE champion;
- Affiliation to local sports associations – this will continue to increase participation in competitive sports opportunities & provide training opportunities for ‘young leaders’ to sustainably increase participation in physical activities within school;
- Using specialist sport and activity coaches to introduce additional sporting and physical activities to enrich our curriculum and increase participation;
- Increasing the range of after school clubs offered;
- Investing in schemes of work to support teachers to improve learning and teaching in P.E now and in the future.
Evaluation of the Academic Year 2016-17
During the 2016-2017 academic year the PE and sports premium funding was used to maintain and enhance the provision in PE and school sport.
As a result of the employment of a PE specialist, the quality of P.E has risen significantly throughout the school. The skills progression has been refined and improved, enabling them to acquire, develop and build upon their key skills. As children progress through the school, they are displaying greater confidence in their own abilities, and an increasing number of more able students are being identified as a result of the increased confidence, knowledge and skills of staff teaching P.E. This will develop even further during 2017-18 and beyond as a new skill based assessment framework is introduced across the school. Sporting achievements in 2016-17 included a much improved team performance during the inter trust football competition and participation in county cross country events, resulting in a child being selected to participate at the next level.
During the 2016 – 2017 academic year, as a result of our Sports Premium funding, we worked with a range of specialist sports coaches to widen the range of physical and sporting activities offered to our children and increased participation:
|Activity||Numbers participating 2015/16||Age range||Numbers participating 2016/17||Age range|
|After school football (Leicester City)||20||Y5||30||KS2|
|Basketball club (Riders)||24||KS2||24||KS2|
|Multi sports club||50||KS1&2||50||KS1&2|
|Boxercise (Rendell Monroe)||0||25||KS2|
|Mindfulness (children’s yoga)||0||15||KS2|
The participation levels in inter-school sporting competitions were significantly raised in 2016-17 as a result of our Sports Premium funding. This introduced new opportunities, contributed to skills development and helped to identify pupils with strengths in different areas. We are now affiliated to SSPAN (Leicester City School Sport and Physical Activity Network), we participate in inter schools tournaments within the Rushey Mead Educational Trust whilst continuing to participate in a local football league for Leicester Schools. The new sporting competitive opportunities introduced during 2016-17 as a result of the sports premium funding included cross country, netball and basketball events. We also participated in “Dance in a day” with other schools in the trust.