All schools receive additional funding into their school budget for PE provision. This is received twice per year and schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport and also make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport that we offer in school.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
The DfE have outlined five key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement in if the funding is invested in correctly.
1) The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 - 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
2) The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.
3) Increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
4) Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
5) Increased participation in competitive sport.
Funding received in May 2021- £7,546
Funding TBC for November 2021 - £10,555
Total allocation for 2021/2022 £18,101
Amber Valley School Sports Partnership - £1,100
Membership with the above partnership involves a local cluster of schools in our area. The affiliation includes entry into the School Sports Partnership competitions such as athletics, football, netball, basketball and cricket but also gives the children access to other opportunities including Bikeability and Mini-Leader training. Bikeability aims to give children the skills and confidence to control a bike safely and also gives them the opportunity in Year 6 to test their skills in a real situation on our busy roads, increasing road safety awareness.
A huge positive impact has been on developing children at our school into ‘Mini Leaders’, which gives them additional skills and responsibilities in teaching the younger infant children various sports activities at lunchtimes.
Teaching & Learning Assistant (Specialising in PE)
Our school has been able to retain our specialist sports coach in school and this year will be fully funded by the sports premium money that school receive. This member of staff is a fully qualified sports professional and plans lessons, which are tailor made suites of sport and activity options targeted towards achieving curriculum outcomes. Lessons are inclusive, with complete activity structures in place to engage all pupils from those not normally inspired by sport through to the budding stars of the future. The lessons bring PE into each level of the curriculum from EYFS right through to adult and community sport. Our aim at KS1 and KS2 is to lay the foundations for a lifelong journey of learning opportunities through sport. This member of staff is currently employed for 32 hours per week and his role involves team teaching, building staff confidence and giving them the additional skills and confidence to help them to teach an outstanding PE lesson. Please see the PE, Sports and Physical Literacy section on our website for greater detail regarding the delivery of PE in our school and some fabulous photographs of the children engaging and competing in several sporting activities.
Funding received in May 2020 - £7,521
Funding received in November 2020 - £10,553
Total allocation for 2020/2021 £18,074