What is Sports Premium Funding?
Since 2013 the government has provided additional funding for schools to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. The funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Funding has increased to a £16,000 lump sum with an additional £10.00 per child aged 5-11 (figures are based upon the January school census). Schools have flexibility on how they use the funding but it should be used to improve physical education and increase opportunities for physical activity. Development and training for staff to provide sustainable improvements is also a key focus.
Every year we develop an action plan in order to continue to improve P.E. and sports provision at Highfield and to raise achievement for all pupils in sport.
To find our Sports Premium Report for 2018-19 click HERE.
Priorities for 2019-20
The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
- to introduce Travel to Tokyo as a daily activity measure.
- to invest in a new climbing structure to increase daily activity.
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
to train children to become play leaders.
The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvements.
to achieve Gold standard in the School Games Mark.
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
- Purchase of additional resources to support competitive sports including of a variety of sizes. (e.g. sports kits, trophies etc).