Why PE & Sport Premium Funding ?
Schools receive PE and Sport Premium Funding, based on the numbers of pupils in Years 1 to 6 , in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
In most cases, this years allocation will have been determined by the Government based on the schools figures provided in the January census.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. We, Newbald Primary, are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at Newbald Primary School.
Learning about water safety and knowing how to keep yourself safe in and around water is a life-skill and as such, government guidleines now state that these skills should be recognised and measured in the same ways as other key subjects such as maths. All schools are expected to provide swimming lessons.
National Curriculum Requirements for swimming
The guidance in the national curriculum in relation to swimming are clear and can be seen below. Swimming and water safety – All schools must provide swimming instruction in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
In particular, pupils should be taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
- use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke).
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
The attainment targets should be measured and recorded by the time pupils leave in year 6. Please see the link below for the current school year:
For the current academic year all schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £ 16,000 plus an additional sum of £10.00 per pupil in the academic year.
- For the academic year Sept 2017 - August 2018 we received £16,715
- For the academic year Sept 2016 - August 2017 we received £8,380
- For the academic year Sept 2015 - August 2016 we received £8,305
To access how we used the sports funding in previous years please access the links shown below:
How will we spending the funding?
We believe in a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all and encourage collaboration and partnership working to make the best use of resources and enhance PE and sport provision in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils.
In line with our school values of positivity and determination we will look to foster a spirit of perseverance, commitment and determination through individual pursuits and team work. Using our other values of respect and kindness we will show children good sportsmanship, teaching them to treat the people you play with and against as you'd like to be treated yourself. Demonstrating good sportsmanship is showing respect for yourself, your teammates, your opponents, for coaches on both sides, for the referees and all the supporters. Sport is so much more than just playing games, Sportsmanship is a style and an attitude, and it can have a positive influence on everyone around you.
By maintaining our commitment to the School Sports Partnership we aim to give the children the opportunities to try a range of activities to improve health and fitness, develop new skills and compete with other schools.
We will evaluate the impact of the Sports Premium funding as part of our normal self-evaluation and provision mapping arrangements. Looking at how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision offered, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
Measuring the impact of the activities provided with sports premium funding can be achieved in different ways. We will look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. Assessments are made both formally and informally using our school assessment systems as well as feedback from children, staff and visiting coaches. We will also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE.