P.E. and Sport Premium
What is Sports Premium?
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school Hea
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Eligible schools Funding for schools will be calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January 2013.
Source: DFE website
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
- Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
- Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
- Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs • Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.
How is Vale View using the Sports Premium?
Vale View Primary School and Nursery has been allocated approximately £8,800 through the Sports Premium funding. After careful consideration it has been decided that the funds should be spent in the following areas:
- To improve the provision of PE and school sport ensuring opportunities are given to all.
- Take part in competitive school sport in all year groups – intra and inter-school competitions
- To work in partnership with the Samphire Learning Hub to improve opportunities for all of the 7 Hub schools – maximising the potential of the funding
- To make the very best use of the facilities within the school grounds and in the local area.
- To identify, engage and enthuse with children and families who are less active or less likely to choose sport and exercise as a lifestyle.
At Vale View Community Primary School and Nursery we currently allocate funding in the following ways:
- To employ specialist and qualified coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in teaching PE.
- Provide cover staff to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport.
- To widen the range of after school and lunchtime sports provision on offer to all members of the school.
- To subsidise the provision of extra-curricular sports clubs in order that they may be more sustainable as ongoing, future ventures.
- To engage target groups of pupils in activities.
- To focus on early intervention in promoting balance and co-ordination through use of outdoor gym equipment – leading to potential improved motor skill development.
- To ensure planned opportunities within PE, physical activity and school sport that enhances pupils’ social and moral development through our Core Learning Skills Curriculum.