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 from September 2017 to date.
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 £1000 per pupil.
- Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.
St Andrew’s has received the following:
- 2017-18 academic year: £9,080
- 2018-19 academic year: £18,000
- 2019-20 academic year: £18,030
In order to make full use of this funding and continue to improve PE provision and raise achievement for all pupils in sport the below was set out in line with whole-school PE targets, needs identified in staff questionnaires and pupil questionnaires:
- To develop the daily mile as a regular part of the curriculum
- To ensure active play times – supported by SMSA, support staff and sports coach
- To engage with inter school competitions level 2 and 3 within county
- To undertake staff training in swimming
- To engage with NNSPEA training dependant on staff needs
- To develop active links with community sports and leisure providers
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