SPORTS PREMIUM FUNDING
Over the last four years, the government has provided over £450 million Sports Premium funding to primary schools to help improve physical education and sport. The funding has been jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport, and has seen money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in school.
PURPOSE OF THE FUNDING
Schools will spend the funding on improving the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of primary-aged pupils. The focus remains to help children to develop healthy lifestyle but the needs of each school will vary and therefore the government has given schools the freedom to decide how best to spend their funding.
As a staff at Priory Common, we recognise the contribution of PE and sport to the health and well being of our pupils. We believe it is an essential part of every child's development. We endeavour to provide high quality physical education and sporting opportunities for every child, equipping them to lead healthy, active lifestyles as well as providing the children with the necessary skills of good sportsmanship, to strive for excellence and be resilient in defeat.
We want to raise the aspirations of every child regardless of ability, providing them with the determination and enthusiasm to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle in future years.
Use of Sports Premium funding 2015 - 2016
In 2015-16, each school received £8000 plus an extra £5 per pupil, which meant here at Priory Common, we received £8,585.
In 2015-16 our sports premium funding was used for:
Impact of the funding 2015 - 2016
The funding has had a hugely positive impact on our PE and sport provision this year:
The school as a whole was recognised this year by the MKSSP for their work in PE and were awarded the KS1 school of the year.
Intended use of the funding 2016 - 2017
The government has again made a commitment to ensuring the funding for schools for the academic year 2016-17.
At Priory Common we now have well skilled staff who consistently deliver high quality PE sessions to our children. To support this and be able to continue this we need to look this year at upgrading and modernising some of our PE equipment and intend to use some of the money to do this.