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 2018-2019
For the financial year 2018-2019 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 2018/2019 was £17,081.
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 our own sports teaching assistant to deliver the PE curriculum to all pupils and to provide after school and holiday clubs. Approximately half of the Sports Premium has been used to fund this Teaching Assistant with the remainder of the cost coming from the Support Staff Budget.
Prior to recruiting the PE and Sports Teaching Assistant, the school used a proportion of the funding to pay for Premier Sports who came into the school to deliver PE lessons and after school PE focused activities.
A second teaching assistant has been recruited who is also supporting PE and Sports during the holiday club. This member of staff is also working with our partner school in order to widen participation.
Repairing and servicing of the PE equipment including the replacement of the gym equipment in the hall and some smaller pieces of equipment to enable hockey and dodgeball to be introduced into the curriculum. We used approximately £5000 of the Sports premium to replace PE equipment and the apparatus in the hall. There were extra costs that went towards Hockey and Dodgeball equipment. The sports teaching assistant uses these apparatuses during the majority of PE sessions and also at our sports and after school clubs.
Extra-curricular PE and sports activities.
In additional to the targeted funding the school has further promoted PE and Sport through competitions and pupil participation in sport’s day.