In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport, to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. Funding has been allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils from 1 September 2013. A typical primary school received about £9,250 annually in the academic years 2014/15 and 2016/17. Due to the sugar tax the amount that a primary school receives has approximately doubled.
Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
In 2015/16 our school received : £9,500
In 2016/17 our school received: £10,500
In 2017/18 our school received: £21,000
In 2018/19 our school will receive approximately £21,000
This is how we are using the funding:
employing a qualified coach to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE
employing a qualified coach to lead after-school sports clubs, open to all learners regardless of any disability or special educational need
procuring quality-assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport (Derby Schools Sports Partnership)
qualified sports coaches to run competitions, or to increase pupils’ participation in national school games competitions (through SSP)
buying into existing local sports networks: school sport partnerships (Derby SSP)
engaging the least active pupils in after school/ physical activities, for example after school clubs
increasing the number of Pupil Premium children that attend after school sports clubs by 10%.
providing high-quality training for volunteers, parents and carers, governors and adults other than teachers to run sports teams, after school clubs and assist in organising large school sports events
employing coaches to provide weekly after-school sport on the school site
forging links with PE teachers in local secondary schools to help primary staff improve their PE and sports provision
establishing strong, sustainable partnerships with local community sports clubs where no links have been made in the past
introducing new initiatives such as basic movement skills in the Early Years Foundation Stage
providing pupils who are gifted and talented in sport with expert, intensive coaching and support
The impact of additional funding on improving the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision:
All PE teaching good or better.
136 children participated in competitions throughout the academic year.
Individual successes in gymnastic competitions
Children competed in a higher number of different sports.
Links created with a local dance club.
Children in the EYFS were involved in sports festivals.
14 different afterschool sports clubs have been provided across the academic year with a total of 200 children accessing a club.
For a more detailed breakdown of CPD, competitions and events attended see SSP reports, Aut, Spr and Summer term.