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 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 2017-18 Sports Premium Report click HERE
Our priorities for 2018-19 are to:
The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
- Introduce Active maths lessons to increase activity throughout the school day.
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
Train children to become play leaders.
The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- To improve the well-being of the whole school by introducing My Happy Minds.
To achieve silver standard in the Sainsbury’s PE 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).