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.
PE and Sports Premium Funding 2017-2018
For the financial year 2017-2018 PE and Sports Premium funding allocation was used to promote improvements in PE and sport in primary schools.
The total PE and Sport Premium allocation for Priory Common School for 2017/2018 was £13,558.
In order to raise the attainment of the pupils in sport and PE and to engender healthier life styles our PE and Sport Premium allocation has focused on the following areas:
Employment of Premier Sports to deliver the PE curriculum using trained sports coaches and to provide after school clubs.
In additional to the targeted funding the school has further developed PE and Sport through the following activities, which have been funded from the school’s budget or from additional funding:
A wider range of activities was offered with a 30% increase in attendance. The clubs included cheerleading, multi-sports, street dance, football, summer games, and summer sports.
PE equipment is in good order and enables the pupils to experience a wide range of activities.