The government gives extra funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.
The main objectives for the funding are:
How will we be spending the PE & Sports Funding and who will benefit?
The Governors of Pokesdown Primary School agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development and to assist in the development of the sports curriculum across the school.
Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we have allocated the funding.
Sports Premium Grant 2015
The Government has given schools a Sports Premium for a second year. The amount varies slightly from school to school depending on the number of pupils there are. At Pokesdown our Sports Premium in November 2014 was £5,766 with more money arriving later in the academic year.
The Government is determined to make physical education, physical activity and sport much more prominent and its benefits fully recognised within schools. This money has been given to schools, therefore, to help ensure this happens.
Here at Pokesdown the money so far has been spent on:
*A specialist PE Teaching Assistant for the coaching of gym across the whole school. This has also provided further professional development for the teaching staff.
*Playground markings to encourage more physical activity.
* Focused teaching for vulnerable children to work in small groups to focus on areas such as fine and gross motor skills, confidence and collaboration.
*CPD to upskill leadership by raising confidence and competence.
The total cost of the above is more than double the Sports Provision Grant.
The provision of gym has been inspirational for both children and staff.
The playground markings have encouraged more physical activity and helped to encourage more learning outside the classroom.
Staff feel more motivated, competent and confident.