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 2015 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.
What we spent the money on in 2015-16
- Generation Foundation/Kickstart specialist coaching for EYFS classes.
- Lunchtime sports coaching
- Staff training
- Trafford Schools Sports Partnership
- Sporting Competitions
- PE and Wellbeing Day
To see our 2015-16 Sports Premium report click HERE
Our priorities for 2016-17 are to:
- Develop staff expertise in teaching PE by providing additional training and professional development. We are using a company called Kickstart to teach PE in our KS1 classes as well as a specialist dance coach in all our KS2 classes.
- Introduce new after school clubs: KS1 multi skills and KS1 & 2 street dance
- Develop Physical Literacy in nursery.
- Increase participation in district competitions/ tournaments and through membership of the local sports partnership
- Assist costs of transport to such sporting opportunities.