PE and Sport provide our children with opportunities to develop important life skills: self-control, determination, communication, team work and commitment. This can lead to improved concentration, attitude and achievement in all aspects of their personal development.
In response to the success of Team GB in the London 2012 Olympic Games, the government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for the next three years to improve the provision of PE and Sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and must be spent on PE and Sport provision. We have welcomed this announcement and believe that this additional funding will enhance our provision of high quality PE, both within the school day and beyond, and will add to our existing resources.
How much funding are we receiving?
We receive £10,020 spread over three payments across the year. Our PE leader, Mr Taylor, works with the school's senior leaders to map out PE improvements using this funding.
How is this money being spent?
This year we are looking to spend part of the money on additional training for staff, in partnership with 'Create Development'. This will include an innovative PE scheme of work, inset training, and leadership support.
We are also investing in an e-audit system that will allow Mr Taylor, and the school's senior leaders, to better track the impact of the sports premium funding and target particular pupils and areas of PE.
Competitive School Sport
There is a clear reference to competition in the new 2014 PE curriculum whether children are competing against themselves, against their peers, or against other schools. Funding will help to develop:
Inclusive competitive opportunities during PE lessons
Intra and inter school competition
A broader range of school teams
A team kit to help encourage collaboration, team work and a sense of belonging whilst competing
High Quality Physical Education and Activity
Access to local sports facilities with subject specific coaches.
Development of quality SoW to aid planning and assessment.
Purchasing of recording devices allowing children to comment on their own performance.
Healthy and Active Lifestyles
Approximately 2 hour curriculum PE each week.
Extra-curricular after-school sports clubs
Monitoring of planning and progression
Audit of staff skills and confidence
Pupil conferencing on PE and Sport at Hillcrest
New PE equipment
Due to general wear-and-tear, some of our PE resources and equipment was starting to look a little worn. Some of the funding is being spent on replacing certain items which in turn will encourage and motivate pupils during their PE lessons.