PE & Sports Premium Funding
Every year, a share of the Government’s Sports Premium grant, a £150-million ring-fenced pot of money organised by the Department for Education and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, is given to schools in order to enable them to improve the quality of their sporting activity and PE during the school day. Each share is calculated based on a flat-rate given to every school, and additional payments based on the total number of pupils on the roll at that particular school. Once awarded, schools are free to spend it in whichever way they wish, so long as it meets the aims of improving the quality of the physical activity taking place within.
This money is not to be spent on infrastructure – in the sense of new buildings or sports and PE areas – or other subject areas outside of sport and PE. Further information on the Sports Premium grant can be found here: http://www.gov.uk/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools
The Sports Premium grant is designed to aid adherence to the requirements of the National Curriculum, which state that all pupils:
“develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities; are physically active for sustained periods of time; engage in competitive sports and activities; and lead healthy, active lives.”
At Pennyhill we want all of our children to have the opportunity to engage in sport and physical activity in a positive way, irrespective of their backgrounds, whilst they commit to developing key skills such as resilience, teamwork, leadership and sporting quality along the way. These qualities are innately desirable in all areas of life, both inside and outside of school, and feed through all strands of sport and physical activity perfectly. In light of this, we at Pennyhill Primary School intend to use the Sports Premium grant for the following purposes:
1. To provide CPD for staff in addressing areas of need in their own subject knowledge.
2. To improve the quality of PE already in place in school through strengthened subject knowledge.
3. To increase the uptake of and participation in a range of extra-curricular activities.
4. To ensure that pupils receive opportunities to participate in competitive sports.
5. To give all pupils an opportunity to experience a wide range of sporting activities throughout the year.
6. To ensure that pupils improve their knowledge of health, sports skills, emotional well-being and physical activity.
The intended spending is outlined on the relevant documents for both the current and previous academic years – with the latter also containing evaluations of the spending alongside how sustainable the impact is should the funding be withdrawn (currently, the DfE have only committed to guaranteeing the funding through 2020).
The documents also contain information regarding the school’s end-of-key-stage swimming competence (namely, the ability of the children to use a range of strokes to complete a distance of 25m by the time they leave the school at the end of Year 6) as required by the awarding of the Sports Premium grant.
Sports Premium Funding Overview 2016-2017 with Evaluation
Sports Premium Funding Overview 2017-2018
Sports Premium Funding Overview 2018-2019 with evaluation
Sports Premium Spending Intention 2019-2020