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 2022-2023 we will receive £17,830.
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.
Please see spending breakdown below for specific cost details.
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 tag rugby.
Our continuing philosophies for PE and sport involvement in our school are:
enriching our curriculum offer in terms of sport
revolving programme with sports providers
coach to inspire and engage those children who find it difficult to access and enjoy sport
membership of Newark & District Primary Schools Sports Association, where we are a full member and enter tournaments and events annually such as:
girls football, boys football, year 3 and year 4 tournament
2019-2020 and 2020-2021 were impacted heavily by Covid-19 and limited competition was possible, however this started to change as we moved into the 2021-2022 academic year. We were restricted in picking teams as we could not mix bubbles, and therefore classes, in the first part of the academic year. Matches were still cancelled in spring 2022 as schools had waves of covid.
training members of staff to improve and enhance future sport and PE delivery
recruitment of a sports coach
appointment of Sport Leaders from Year 5 and Year 6 who run lunchtime activities for younger children
providing additional opportunities for PE and school sport to Pupil Premium children
signposting children to outside school hours providers, so they can continue to enjoy activities in their spare time
incorporating one off taster sessions to allow children to experience different activities which might inspire them to pursue this out of hours:
korf ball, scooters, basketball, archery, tag rugby, American football
we will continue to source these sessions to open children's eyes to the wide range of opportunities that are available to them
in partnership with VIA we run Bikeability sessions for upper key stage 2
we introduced the Daily Mile and children practice this, ride scooters or have a "skipping break" to reinvigorate them during the school day
we have joined the Take 5 programme to teach children the benefits of breathing and for well being
Primary schools must publish information about how many of their Year 6 cohort met certain national curriculum requirements in swimming.
Our school swims annually between February and July with Year 5 & 6 non-swimmers prioritised as well as providing Year 3 and 4 with the opportunity to learn to swim/ improve their swimming skills.
Our Year 6 cohort for the academic year 2021-2022 were particularly affected by the impact of Covid-19 as it reduced the time spent learning during previous academic years. They received more sessions in 2021-2022 (as opposed to previous year 6 cohorts) as our swimming co-ordinator prioritised these children. Traditionally any children unable to perform the following three measures would swim from Y3-Y6 until they were able to meet the national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety.
Swimming data for Year Six for the academic year 2021-2022:
• Swim competently, confidently, and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres - 90%
• Use a range of swimming strokes effectively - 83%
• Perform safe self-rescue in various water-based situations - 90%