PE and sport premium for primary schools
What is Sports Premium?
This extra funding is allocated directly to primary headteachers and is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of P.E. and sport in schools.
Funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary-aged pupils (aged 5 to 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January . Funding is allocated through a lump sum for each school and a per-pupil top-up mechanism. For the academic year 2016-2017 allocated funding was £8,780. This comprised a lump sum of £8000 plus £8 per pupil over the age of 5.
For the academic year September 2017 to August 2018, funding has been increased and we expect to receive in the region of £17,520. This is calculated from a lump sum of £16,000 plus an additional £10 per pupil over the age of 5.
Purpose & Use 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.
For 2016-2017 we chose to spend the majority of our funding with a company called Evolve. We also use the funding to subsidise an after school hockey club, transport to local inter school competitions to allow our pupils to experience competition and playing in a team, new equipment and a tennis/sport coach. This also allowed us to bring male role models into our school environment. School staff observe and participate in PE delivery from external providers to continue to develop their own skills.
Please see spending breakdown below for specific cost details.
Participation in school PE has improved concentration in lessons, encouraged team work and has enabled children to participate in teams and represent the school e.g. athletics. Furthermore, Evolve conduct Impact Surveys with the children to assess their involvement, enjoyment and feedback from their sessions.
An important part of our PE delivery is as a fully participating member of the Newark and District School Sports Association. As a smaller school the sports funding is vital to enable us to subsidise transport to inter school competitions and allow our children to enjoy competition and represent the school. This is across all sports from Boccia to pop lacrosse.
For further information about Evolve please follow this link to their website which explains their aims and ethos and will help you understand why we have chosen to partner with them in providing sports provision to our academy.
Sports Premium 2017-2018 and 2018-2019
Our continuing philosophies for PE and sport involvement in our school are:
St. Peter's is proud to have achieved the ASAP Kite mark in November 2014
ASAP - stands for the Association of Sport and Activity Providers.
ASAP work with organisations and individuals across the UK to help deliver high quality and safe sports instruction.
ASAP works with people delivering sports instruction to help them understand and devise risk management and safe practise tools.
The ASAP approval means that coaches working in a setting are suitably qualified; understand risk and how to manage it. Organisations are investing in CPD for staff and that curriculum is age appropriate and caters for all ability levels.
The ASAP award for schools means that they are thinking about every aspect of PE delivery in their school and meeting expectations in the following: