Sports Premium Funding
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 14, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. The Prime Minister has also recently committed to continuing this funding until 2020. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:
- hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
- support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs holiday clubs, e.g. Change4Life clubs
- provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
- run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- run sports activities with other schools
Since September 2013, Ofsted Inspections report on PE and sport provision and on how schools spend their additional funding.
PE and Sport at Henbury View First School
At Henbury View First School, we understand the contribution of PE and sport to the health and well-being of our pupils. In addition, we believe that an exciting, varied PE curriculum, combined with extra-curricular opportunities, can help to promote other valuable qualities such as good behaviour, teamwork, communication, perseverance and a drive to succeed. We aim to achieve this through a commitment to providing every child with the necessary skills and confidence to participate in sporting activities and in leading a healthy lifestyle. We aim to achieve this through:
- at least 2 hours each week of high quality PE
- providing every child with an equal opportunity to participate in PE and sport according to their individual ability
- greater access to wider range of activities so that all children are able to discover and experience sports that they enjoy and achieve at thus increasing participation
- increased opportunities to access a wide variety of sporting activities through after-school sporting clubs and extra-curricular events
- opportunities for inter school competition
- greater opportunities for intra-school competition through Colour team and Sports day activities
- opportunities to participate in residential visits to outdoor education centres
We also strive to promote healthy lifestyle choices through topics and special weeks e.g. School Sports Week, Walk to School Week
Possible plans for the future…
This year we the funding will be used to ensure that the PE co-ordinator continues to develop and enhance the following areas of PE and School sport :
- Updating the curriculum and assessment procedures for PE teaching, enabling target groups of children to be identified for support or further development of skills and competencies.
- Staff training and Continued Professional Development
- Providing after school clubs ie. Running club.
- Increasing opportunities for INTRA and INTER competition (see Intra competition calendar)
- Liasing with coaches and other community clubs to organise and deliver PE events regularly to encourage fitness, and healthy lifestyles
- Introducing new and exciting initiatives to Henbury (ie. Change4life, Sports Leaders)
All in all exciting times to come for Henbury View First School. For further information on plans for PE this year, please see this year’s development plan for PE.