Primary School PE and Sport Funding
The government has allocated additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding has been provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:
•hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
•support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs, e.g. the Change4Life clubs
•provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
•run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
•run sports activities with other schools
The additional funding has been paid to eligible schools in the academic years 2013 to 2014 and will continue in 2014 to 2015 and as such will be split across financial years. The basis for allocation is £7535.00 plus an additional £5.00 per eligible pupil.
From September 2013, schools will be held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will carry out a survey reporting on the first year’s expenditure of additional funding and its impact.
Context at Old Town Infant School
We have developed an action plan to ensure effective use of the Sports Premium Fund. The key elements are as follows:
The Sports Premium fund is being used to enhance the quality and delivery of PE by:
1. Enhancing Teaching and Learning through CPD.
2. Increasing Extra Curriculum Provision.
3. Developing a healthy lifestyle ethos across the school.
Below outlines how we intend to spend the sports funding.
£1000 – CPD for all staff. All staff to attend at least one course on improving the quality of their PE teaching throughout the two year programme.
£6000 – To employ outstanding sports coaches in gymnastics, dance and invasion games to work alongside and mentor teachers to improve the quality of their own PE teaching.
£1000 – To plan and resource a healthy lifestyle week. Expert coaches will be booked in to teach outstanding PE lessons, teachers will be teaching the benefits of healthy eating and children will be given the resources to create and eat their own healthy meals.
£3000 – To set up and offer free extra-curricular activities for all children with a focus on the least active children in school.
£1000 – To release Mr Burt to set up playground leaders and to train and support MDSA to organise and run the sports leaders programme.
Expenditure to Date
Since September 2013 the school has received £8850 of the grant. This has been spent on:
£6180 – Sports coaches to work alongside teachers to coach and mentor.
£998 – Coaches and resources for healthy lifestyle week.
£1600 – Staff CPD courses on improving practice in PE, including release time for the PE leader to assit with planning and quality assuring coaches.
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