The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
What is Sport Premium?
Sport Premium is an amount of money which the government has agreed to allocate to schools for the next two academic years (2013-14 & 2014-15). The funding amount schools receive is based upon the number of children of primary age the school has. The sport premium is to be used to increase the quality & breadth of PE & Sport provision, and increasing participation in PE & Sport. At Tutshill Church of England Primary School we strive to promote healthy and active lifestyles. The 2013-2014 Sport Premium funding for Tutshill Church of England Primary School was £5,426.
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport as well as promoting healthy lifestyles and well-being, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.
We have decided to use the money to:
- Provide a PE specialists to teach classes once a week in order to develop children’s skills
- Provide carefully matched CPD (Continuing Professional Development) to the needs of the staff and classes
- Increase PE club provision
- Purchase Equipment for both PE sessions and break times
- Upgrade the physical environment in the playground and put in new games and activity markings to promote active break times
- Resource and train playground buddies and activity leaders
Physical education is education through physical activity: its goal is the development of the individual as a whole, not just their physical development or their proficiency in specific sports. It is present at Tutshill Church of England Primary school throughout our school day, starting before the bell has even rung and continuing through breaks and lessons to after school clubs. We aim to make our school as active as possible.
Through a focus on ensuring high quality physical education at primary school, we provide young people with access to physical activity for life as well as building the foundation for future participation and performance in sport. A high quality PE programme will develop physical literacy and allow children to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self- expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. PE also contributes to the development of a range of important cognitive skills such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership.
Accountability from September 2013
Schools will be held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the 'Inspectors’ handbook' and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.
One year on, Ofsted will carry out a survey reporting on the first year’s expenditure of additional funding and its impact.
Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.
Guidance for school on the funding, including details of funding allocations and advice on how to spend it is available here.