Sports Premium Funding
Primary PE and Sport Premium is an initiative that aims to help increase and improve the PE and sporting opportunities for all children. It was first provided in the 2013/14 academic year and the current government has pledged to continue this funding until 2020.
PE and Sport Premium funding is provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Culture and the Department for Media and Sport. The funding is ring-fenced, meaning that it can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.
The Government believes that headteachers and school leaders should decide how to use the funding for PE and Sports in school. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
- The performance outcomes of all pupils compared with their peers
- The Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular in those areas where specific funding has been provided
- The reports that schools are required to publish online for Parents
All primary schools receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus £10 per pupil aged 5 or over on roll. At St Richard Reynolds Primary School during the academic year 2018/19 we anticipate we will be allocated £17,190. We believe that the Premium sports funding should be used for teaching and learning. We endeavour to provide high quality continued professional development training opportunities to up skill our staff and ensure that we raise standards of teaching and learning. We encourage children to develop healthy lifestyles and hopefully inspire them to take up a sport. The Daily Mile initiative is part of the school day so children are continuously active.
A wide range of activities are delivered in school which aim to engage and inspire all children. We are also committed to ensure that all children receive high quality well-planned PE lessons and opportunities. At St Richard Reynolds we use High School specialist teachers to deliver PE lessons and work alongside teachers to develop their skills and expertise. We also use additional coaches for certain sports. Over the year each child will participate in games, athletics, dance and gymnastics lessons. All children in KS2 have opportunities to improve their level of swimming. At the end of Year 6 all children are able to swim 25 metres.