What is the Sport Premium?
The then, Prime Minister David Cameron committed to keeping the £150m a year Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020. The dedicated fund goes directly to primary school head teachers so that they can decide how best to use it to provide sporting activities for pupils.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport you offer.
This means that you should use the premium to:
- develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
- the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
- increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- increased participation in competitive sport
What Impact has Sport's Premium made so far?
The funding has contributed to our ability to provide more extra-curricular opportunities to a wide variety of children. With the recent changes in the National Curriculum and Ofsted framework we have been able to get involved and partipate in compeitions. Regular CPD and up-skilling of staff takes place and is led by our PE lead. Every KS2 child by the end of the academic year has had the opportunity to be involved in a competition.
We will continue to monitor impact across the school, evidenced through lesson observation. Baseline and termly assessments of all children are now taking place, with CPD and training on this accessed through the use of the Sports Premium.
The range of sports covered and offered to all children either during PE lessons and extracurricular clubs continues to broaden.
Our Swimming data for Years 3 and 4 Pupils (2019):
|% of Year 3 (2018)||% of Year 4 (2019)|
|Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres|
|Use a range of strokes effectively|
|Perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations|
We will soon begin our journey on the Bronze School Games Mark.
Click on the link below to learn how Pippins are improving their provision for PE and sport.