PE and Sports Premium
What is the PE and Sports Premium?
In March 2013, the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England – The Primary PE & Sport Premium. This funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Why has it been introduced?
The PE and Sport Premium is paid directly to primary schools and is ring-fenced to spend on improving the quality of PE and sport provision for all their pupils. All primary schools in England with 17 or more primary-aged pupils receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil.
How do we make sure that the right children are benefiting?
At Oakdene Primary, we share the government’s vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium - “that ALL pupils leave primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport”.
Oakdene Primary provides a wide variety of physical activities for pupils, both during the school day and through extra-curricular clubs. Clubs are run for all year groups in KS1 and KS2. Through sport and other physical activities, they learn to increase their body control, coordination, dexterity, fitness and skill levels in a wide range of sports. Pupils also learn about their responsibilities both as individuals and members of teams. They learn to cooperate and to compete fairly.
Our PE curriculum focuses on pupils developing a range of physical skills and improved body control through a range of gymnastic, dance and games activities, as well as outdoor and adventurous activities, athletics and swimming. The children are encouraged to enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle, responding positively to challenges and developing self-confidence and physical capabilities. Pupils learn about their changing bodies and the importance of nutrition and rest for a healthy, balanced lifestyle.
We believe that the impact of the PE and Sports Premium can be measured by:
- The number of pupils engaged in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.
- The profile of PE and sport across the school as a tool for whole school improvement - PE is given a very high priority and is well supported by all staff. The school runs an extensive school programme of PE and sport and participates in a number of sporting competitions.
- Confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport - Our PE Subject Leader organises PE across the whole school, and is involved in the planning of extra-curricular provision. The school also employs Sports Coaches who are all trained to be involved in delivering specialist activities programme.
- A broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to pupils - Since receiving the additional funding, an extensive programme of PE and Sports has been introduced. The success of the programme and benefits to the school and pupils, in terms of improved behaviour, healthier lifestyles and physical fitness has led to a continuing and extended provision.
- Increased participation in competitive sport - The extent of sports participation continues to increase with greater emphasis now being placed on inter school sport and more competitive matches. It is particularly pleasing to see an increase in the number of pupils being identified as ‘talented’ by sport Governing Bodies.
For further information on the Sports Premium Funding please click here: www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools