What is Sports Premium Funding?
The Government is providing an additional £150 million to schools per annum to improve provision of Physical Education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding, provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, will be allocated to primary school head teachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools. Huby CE Primary School uses its funding in various ways to improve the PE and sport provision across school.
Purpose of Funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
- Supporting and engaging the least active children through new and additional clubs
- Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
- Running sports competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
- Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs.
- Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools
From September 2013, schools have been held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will monitor the use of the Sport Premium and its impact.
Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.
What is Huby C E Primary School doing with the PE funding?
This year the Sports premium will be spent on a number of things. During Autumn term, we have employed a Zumba dance specialist to develop class teachers skills and further encourage our children to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. Yet again, we have employed a gymnastic specialist for the Spring term, as results from our PE questionnaire found that a large majority of our children enjoyed gymnastics with a specialist teacher last year, and with a new teacher in years 5 and 6, this is an opportunity to continue up-levelling class teacher gymnastic skills. This will ensure that we continue to build on the standard of PE and Sports provision achieved over the last two years. In addition, we have ‘signed up’ to all of the local competitions that we are able to take part in, to allow our children to flourish in competitive situations. We have had many children progress to the finals of competitions this year already, including Tag Rugby, Cross Country and Netball. The competition aspect of sport is a priority at Huby as we want to see our children flourish and achieve great things in a range of sports.
Our 2017/2018 Plan for Sustainability
School Sports Partnership
- Maintain participation in the School Sports Partnership.
- A PE and school Sport Specialist employed through the Partnership to positively impact on PE and School Sport at Huby e.g. support and development of Gold Active mark, Primary Sports award provide support for PE subject leader role and work on leadership opportunities.
- Running sport competitions and increasing pupils’ participation in Level 2 School Games: KS1 Fun Run, Cross-Country yr 3-6, Football yr 5/6, Swimming yr 5/6, Hi 5 netball yr 5/6, Quicksticks yr 3/4, Tag Rugby yr 5/6, Key Steps Gym yr 3-6, Quadkids, Kwik Cricket yr 3/4 and 5/6, Mini Olympics KS2, Rounders KS2.
- Raised profile of Intra house Level 1 competitions within school – in line with the focus on competition within the PE curriculum. Every class takes part in one Level 1 competition per half term.
Invest in the staff
- Fund Professional Development opportunities for teachers in PE and School Sport. Specialist coaches supporting PE lessons in selected classes (based on staff confidence/expertise levels) enabling staff to use ideas/skills from the CPD sessions.
- Hire qualified sports coaches to work with Huby staff when teaching PE, as well as leading after school clubs.
- A range of extra-curricular clubs run by staff across the school year to promote Healthy living. These include Netball, Football, Tag Rugby, Rounders, Kwik Cricket.
- Ensure that challenge is evident in PE lessons as staff are moving the learning on quickly, providing challenge to the most able.
- Pupil voice regularly carried out so children’s voices are heard.
- Develop opportunities for children to be inspired in the PE curriculum. Sports Crew established to encourage all children to lead a healthy, active lifestyle.
- New resources/ Visitors to school for workshops/ Trips.
- Develop OAA (Outdoor and Adventure activities) and residential trips.
- Children competing in competitions and some progressing to the finals (KS2 cross-country, Netball, Tag Rugby, Kwik Cricket)
You can read a full breakdown of the sports funding allocation in the Huby CE Sports Funding Report for 2017