What is Sports Premium Funding?
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2016 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is being allocated to primary school head-teachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Funding is an £8000 lump sum with an additional £5.00 per child aged 5-11, based upon the January school census. Schools have flexibility on how they use the funding but it should be used to increase and improve physical education available to pupils. Development and training of staff to provide sustainable improvements is also a key focus.
What does this mean for us at Highfield Primary School?
Every year we develop an action plan in order to continue to improve PE provision and raise achievement for all pupils in sport.
To see our 2016-17 Sports Premium Report click HERE
To see our 2015-16 Sports Premium Report click HERE
Our priorities for 2017-18 are to:
The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
- Introduce ‘personal challenges’
To update and supplement PE equipment.
Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
To use staff and qualified coaches to provide a range of sports across the school including extra- curricular/lunchtime
The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- To help children appreciate the demands on, and skills of, professional sports people.
- To ensure staff, children, parents and the wider community are fully aware of PE and sports events and activities within the school.
To achieve silver standard in the Sainsbury’s PE Mark.
To promote a variety of sporting/competitive opportunities
Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching Physical Education and sport
To continue to provide training opportunities to staff.
Increased participation in competitive sport
- To ensure the school participates in all available sports competitions