The Government has spent over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016.
The funding is coming to schools directly from central Government and autonomy has been given on how to spend the money with some guidance which can be found here:
Primary school sport funding, which is in addition to main school funding, was introduced in September 2013. At Whitley Lodge First School we already pride ourselves in offering as wide a variety of sporting opportunities as possible. It is being used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.
Previous areas of spend and its impact
|Background Information||Primary school PE and sport funding, which is in addition to main school funding, was introduced in September 2013.
It is being used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision and support mental health and well-being.
How to use the PE and sport premium
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the physical education (PE), physical activity and sport they provide. This includes any carried forward funding from the 2020 to 2021 academic year.
This means that we need to use the PE and sport premium to:
develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport that your school provides
build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
PE and sport premium is used to secure improvements in the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, for example by:
providing targeted activities or support to involve and encourage the least active children
encouraging active play during break times and lunchtimes
establishing, extending or funding attendance of school sport clubs and activities and holiday clubs, or broadening the variety offered
adopting an active mile initiative
raising attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2. Every child should leave primary school able to swim
|PE and Sport Grant funding allocation 2021 - 2022||£17,849|
|How the allocation will be spent.||• To support funding for additional school sport clubs.
• Providing cover to release staff for professional development in PE and sport.
• Paying for specialist teachers or coaches to provide high quality professional development for staff, to raise competence and confidence in teaching a wide range of PE and sport activities.
• Participation in inter-school sports festivals.
• Purchase of annual local authority Service Level Agreement for PE and sport in order to access training.
• Funding to support the further development Beach School activities for all pupils across the year.
• Support funding for Year 4 residential visit to ‘Robinwood Outdoor Education Centre’ in Alston, Cumbria.
• Establish a reflection garden to support children and staff’s mental Health and wellbeing
|PE and Sport Grant funding allocation 2020 - 2021||£13,722 carried forward|
|The impact of additional funding allocated 2020 - 2021||The COVID - 19 pandemic has impacted on the ways that we have been able to use the additional funding to support the development of PE and sport.
However, we are able to carry forward unspent PE and Sport Premium funding into the 2021 - 2022 academic year.
• The installation of our all - weather walking/running track has allowed all children to undertake the Daily Mile Challenge throughout the COVID - 19 pandemic.
• The all - weather track has also provided valuable additional space, given the restrictions imposed. It has been able to be used by all pupils at playtime, throughout the pandemic, to increase physical fitness and well-being.
• There has been an increased range of sporting activities, offered by external coaches, during the school day e.g. Dance and cricket training sessions.
• Increased range and quality of PE and sports equipment.
• Achievement of Virtual Gold Sports Mark Award for the second year.
|Sustainability of Improvements||The all - weather track is fully sustainable for future use.
The beach school training has established a range of activities for all children to participate in. This will remain an important aspect of curriculum provision.
The Reflection garden will be a space to support all stakeholders with their mental Health and wellbeing.
Involvement in the Gold Sports Mark Awards scheme supports continual development in PE and Sport.