What is the PE and Sports Premium and why has it been introduced?
In April 2013 the Government announced an extra £150 million funding for PE and sport with the aim of improving the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision in primary schools.
Since September 2013, Ofsted has been actively considering the effectiveness with which this funding has been spent. The impact of the funding is assessed in the following ways:
- Achievements across the PE curriculum.
- Increased participation in competitive school sport.
- Personal health and wellbeing amongst pupils.
- Improved learning behaviour within PE in school.
- Increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels of which they are capable (emphasis on positive attitudes towards healthy, active lifestyles).
We receive an £8000 lump sum, plus £5 per pupil per academic year (a total of £9775 per year). The planned use of the PE and sport funding at Chesterton will be effective in improving and sustaining high quality PE and sports provision. Please see our report here which explains how we spent the funding in the last academic year and the impact it has had.
How we plan to spend the funding in the academic year 2017/18
We are continuing to develop the PE provision by using the Sport Premium funding to:
- Providing specialised support from PE experts for teachers. CPD will help to provide a package of modelled lessons and team teaching with the aim of improving teacher's subject knowledge and confidence in delivering PE sessions.
- Extend swimming provision to include an after school booster group for children (in KS2) who are not on track to meet ARE for swimming.
- Train Young Leaders in Year 6 who will organise fitness activities and sports competitions for younger students. Funding will be spent on training, equipment and resources for the intra-school competitions.
- Providing a wide variety of after school extra curricular opportunities for children at a subsided cost for all pupils.
- Provide free places at fitness clubs for children who have been assessed at being below ARE
- Hold a fitness celebration day in which activities and workshops are aimed at encouraging children to keep fit and participate.
Please see our report here.