The PE and sport premium is extra funding from the government, designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. It began is 2013 and consists of an annual grant over received in two instalments. The government have decided to double the grant this year.
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.
For example, we can use the funding to:
- hire specialist PE teachers
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs, Change4Life clubs
- run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in school Games
- run sports activities with other schools.
Four Acres Academy receives £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. Each year we report on how we have spent the grant and what impact it has had. Some of the highlights from last year include:
“Another excellent year of competing across a variety of sports"
"Teachers recieved an additional year of CPD coaching, exposing all pupils to good teaching of PE across the school. "
“Last year over 35% of Four Acres children participated competitively in football, tag rugby, basketball, netball, cricket, dodgeball and athletics….and we are winning events and matches”
"Pupils from every year group representend the school in competitive sport"
"We were awared Sainsburys school games 'silver medal ' last year
To read the Physical Education and Sports Funding Statement by Mr Saunders, the PE and games subject leader click here. Details of how the Sports Premium was spent last year and specific sporting activities and outcomes can be read in the attached report here and an action plan for this years’ spending can be found here. You can also find out information about the sports curriculum for all years via this link PE curriculum map.pdf