PE and Sport Funding Impact 2016-2017
The government has provided additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport.
Funding for schools is calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual school’s census in January of the preceding academic year.
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Since September 2013, schools have been held to account over how they spend their additional, funding. Ofsted have strengthened the coverage of PE and sport within the ‘Inspectors’ handbook’ and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE is assessed as part of the school’s overall provision.
Physical Education – Aims and Objectives
Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventure activities.
Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus we enable them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives. The aims of PE are:
• to enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and coordination;
• to encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations;
• to develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities;
• to increase children’s ability to use what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their performance;
• to teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise;
• to develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination;
• to develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success;
• to increase participation rates in school and outside of school.
PE and Sport Funding Report 2016/17:
After reviewing last year’s use of the money we decided that the employment of sports specialists was the best use of the money and had been effective in up skilling teachers as well as ensuring high quality PE lessons every week. Last year the focus had been on gymnastics and dance and after a year of this, we felt teachers would now have a large base of skills to use themselves with their classes in the new school year.
We therefore decided that we would look for a specialist who could enhance gymnastics further, but also support the teaching of indoor and outdoor games, by providing high quality lessons and improving the subject knowledge and skills base for the teaching staff. These are areas, particularly gymnastics, that many staff felt they would benefit from support in to ensure our practice is elevated further. The allocated Sport Premium money was spent on providing high quality PE teaching through specialist sports coaches and the related development of teaching staff.
The cost of these providers equated to the amount received through the PE and School Sport Grant.
PE and Sport Funding Planning 2017/18:
Mr Jonathan Reyes will continue to provide high quality specialist input for pupils form Year R-4. He continues to lead sessions on a wide range of aspects of PE, including gymnastics, indoor and outdoor games.
We have also decided to access specialist teaching from the Nottingham Emmanuel School PE department who deliver PE lessons for Years 5/6. This has the additional benefit of supporting transition from Year 6 for those moving on to NES.
The cost of this specialist provision is £6,800.
In addition, we will be engaging the services of other sports specific coaches including tennis and hockey to develop teacher’s knowledge and understanding of sports specific teaching and learning activities. £1,000 has been allocated for this.
We are also providing lunchtime clubs through Premier Sport, who will facilitate a variety of sporting activities across boy key stages including street dance and dodgeball. The total cost of this will be £5,700.
Pupils will also be participating in a range of competitions and activities with other schools. This includes, but is not exclusive to, inter-school football, basketball, sportshall challenge and cricket. Pupils will also take part in the Sports Ambassadors programme. A total of £1,500 is allocated for these activities.
Training has been provided to school staff, including Mid-Day Supervisors and class-based staff on the topic of children’s play and how this can best be structured and supported. The cost of this training is £900.
The remaining £3,810 will be used to develop a broader range of extra-curricular clubs with our preferred external provider, Premier Sport. The aim will be to broaden the range of sports and physical activities with which children will engage.