PE and Sport Premium Grant
The Government announced, through its commitment to sport, healthy lifestyle and community enrichment, their intention to spend over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools initially over the 3 academic years: 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16. This funding was extended to cover the 2016-17 academic year and doubled to cover 2017-18 academic year.
The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
- Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per pupil.
- Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 and an additional payment of £5 per pupil.
St Andrew’s has received the following:
- 2017-18 academic year: £9,080
- 2016-17 academic year: £9,087
At St. Andrew’s we have developed an action plan in order to make full use of this funding and continue to improve PE provision and raise achievement for all pupils in sport. This action plan was set out in line with whole-school PE targets, needs identified in staff questionnaires and pupil questionnaires.
- To increase the breadth and quality of the PE curriculum in all classes
- To develop pupils’ skills, attitudes and behaviour towards learning in PE
- To increase participation in competitive school sport, both within school and between schools
- To promote pupils’ personal health and well-being
- To increase the opportunities of all pupils during lunch and play and after school
- To build access for all pupils to sports clubs in the local area and region
The impact of this funding will be measured through:
- pupil perception questionnaires measuring the interest of children in different areas of the PE curriculum
- staff perception questionnaires on subject knowledge confidence and feedback on the quality of support offered by specialist support
- the increase in the number of children engaging in inter- and intra-school sporting activities
- the increase in number of children attending a sports club either in school or outside