PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools
In 2013, following on from the success of the London 2012 Olympics, the government announced its intention to provide schools with a PE and sport premium designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
Schools are required to use the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best of way using of the money.
The four objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding are:
- To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE for generalists, so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports
- To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence
- To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport, and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce
- Schools understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement
At Peppard we chose to spend our funding on;
- leasing a minibus, to enable us to participate in more sporting competitions and travelling to venues
- Affiliation to the Chiltern Edge Sports Partnership, giving access to over 40 local and regional sporting competitions, as well as professional coaches
- Hiring superior sporting venues, such as Kennylands Gymnastics and Jubilee Park
- Hiring professional coaches for multiskills, football, cricket, swimming and gymnastics lessons
- Providing children with unique sporting opportunities, such as diving lessons, badminton lessons, kayaking and bellboating experiences
Effect of sport premium 2015-16
This year, 100% of children in Key Stages One and Two represented the school in at least two external sports events.
54% of pupils in Key Stage Two represented the school in four or more competitions.
The school has achieved ‘Sainsbury’s School Games Gold’ for participation in clubs and inter – school events.
Teaching and trainee teaching staff benefited from observation and participation in P.E. lessons run by sports professionals.
PE Grant received £8,500 (April 2016-17)