PE and Sports Premium Funding
The latest Ofsted report states:
'The range of sports activity has widened as a result of the school’s effective use of the primary sport funding. There is a clear action plan for improving pupils’ fitness and well-being and the school has a good measure of success in competitive sports tournaments. Teachers improve their subject knowledge and skills by working alongside specialist sports coaches employed in the school’.
PE and Sports Premium Funding
The PE and Sports Funding Premium payment for this year is a total of £18,690 and is paid to school in two instalments on the 1st November 2018 and then the 1st May 2019. The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2018 to 2019 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport that are offered.
This means that the premium should be used to:
- develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that your school already offers
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Schools can use the premium to secure improvements in the following indicators:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
- the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
- increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- increased participation in competitive sport
For example, funding can be used to:
- provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively and embed physical activity across your school
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
- introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
- support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
- enter or run more sport competitions
- partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
- increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
- raise attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2
- embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching.
The PE and Sports Premium Funding guideline’s specific aim this academic year is to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. The children in Upper Key Stage 2 have all had access to a healthy living and lifestyle course delivered by RUCST which has focused on the effects of exercise and healthy eating has on the mind and body.
In collaboration with the Healthy Schools Coordinator we have also seen the launch of the park and stride scheme towards of the end of the Autumn term which was well attended not only by the staff, children and parents of Swinton Queen Primary bur also local council members.
Part of the funding has been used to continue our relationship with Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST). This involves a sports leader coming into school to offer CPD to teachers on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoons to support them in the delivery of PE. It also allows us to offer extra-curricular sports opportunities on these days.
A new addition to this we have engaged a RUCST sports leader each lunchtime to promote and lead different sports which has seen every child being offered the opportunity to participate in additional quality sporting opportunities. This is a very popular lunchtime activity and the children of all ages are always keen to get involved.