What is the PE Sports Grant?
The government is currently providing additional monies by the way of sports premium, to each primary school every academic year to provide new, substantial sport funding. This funding is provided directly to the primary school to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.How to use the PE and Sports Premium Grant?
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
This means that the premium should be used to:
• develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers
• build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
• the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
• the profile of PE and sport is 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.
(taken from https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools, March 2018)PFS Most Prominent Spends included:
After a full audit of school sports and PE equipment, it was clear that some equipment was no longer fit for purpose and that other equipment needed to be replenished. It also became evident that in order to give children the opportunity to take part in a 'broader range of activities' we needed the equipment to support this. To this effect, purchases were made to support the delivery of skills associated with games such as Badminton, Boccia, New Age Kurling and Tennis.
There was also a need to improve the outdoor provision when it came to break time and lunchtime, by ensuring the play areas were fit for purpose and purchasing equipment to further develop the schools ‘Active Playtime’.Swimming
After reflecting on the 2017 YR5 leavers, it became apparent that many of the students did not meet the national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety. With the support of Broom Swim School we have been able to offer all students the opportunity to develop their swimming once every fortnight, in addition to the National Curriculum minimum swimming sessions that the children have in the summer term. These sessions have been fully funded by the sports premium with the intention that in future years, by KS2 all students will be able to demonstrate a range of effective strokes, swim atleast 25meters and confidently and competently are able to perform a safe self-rescue. These sessions will be ongoing whilst the sports premium funding continues. PFS Healthy Movers Campaign
In line with the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommending that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school, PFS not only wanted to ensure that their children benefited from the 30 minutes of activity inside of school, but wanted to support and encourage parents and pupil to engage in the 30mins of activity outside of school. The Healthy Movers Campaign was designed to encourage students to complete 30mins of activity per day and provided each student with a bag of basic equipment to be taken home. These simple items of equipment were versatile in their use and accompanied by a range of activity cards, a movement diary and information for parents on the importance of an active lifestyle and healthy food choices. Children are able to bring in their movement diaries and are acknowledged for their hardwork and commitment to be being active. Raising the Profile of PE across the School
Whilst the profile of PE in the school has always been of high importance, given the small number of pupils it is sometimes impractable to compete in inter-school matches and as such does not permit the child to feel a sense of belonging to a school team. In response to this, and after feedback from the children themselves, PFS decided to rebrand PE and provide all current students will a logoed and colour specific PE T-shirt. Not only does this emphasise to the parents the schools commitment to raising the standard of PE, but gives the children an identity and encourages a positive attitude to PE Lessons by all children having the correct and suitable attire. Sports Premium Grant Report
PFS now have a logged blue polo shirt available from the school shop to replace their White polo shirt.