The government is providing additional funding to improve provision of PE and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and is ring-fenced; therefore, can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this.
PE and Sport Funding received by St Swithun’s CE Primary School 2013 - 2014 £9,250 2014 – 2015 £9,815 2015 - 2016 £9,850 2016 - 2017 £9,423 2017 - 2018 £14,958 2018 - 2019 £18,190
St Swithun's School understands the importance of physical activity and sport and in 2018 - 2019 PE funding will continue to support our Partnership Sports Co-ordinator, Continued Professional Development (CPD), PE planning support software, affiliations to leagues, competitions, our Sports Leaders program and other initiatives.
Measuring the Impact During the academic year we will continue to monitor the progress of all pupils through teacher assessments each term and lesson observations. This will inform future decisions about PE and sports provision at St Swithun's. We are particularly proud of the improved sporting opportunities for our children through our focus on inter house and inter school sporting competitions. However, our aim for this coming school year is to ensure that these opportunities are taken up by EVERY child in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
In 2016-2017 it has been decided to spend this money in the following way:
Appointment of a Partnership Sports Co-ordinator: pooling together a proportion of the funding with other local schools, to pay for a joint Sports Co-ordinator. This role aims to provide specialist support and training for school staff, to ensure high quality PE curriculum teaching and coaching in school. In addition, the Sports Co-ordinator organises inter-school competitions; increasing participation and opportunities for children to compete. We have continued to engage with the 'Chance to Shine' cricket program and this has given the staff an opportunity to team teach with a Level 2 cricket coach. Supporting teachers CPD in PE has made us reflect on our own practice, particularly how PE lessons could be outstanding. (£3,700)
Providing supply cover to allow the PE Co-ordinator to attend competitions with sports teams and assisting with transport costs when necessary. Also, to allow release time for the PE Co-ordinator to organise sporting events and maintain levels of assessment and monitoring within school. Further to this we are continuing to work towards getting our Upper Junior children to lead manage and officiate sporting activities within the school. These children regularly meet with a designated member of staff for planning, support and training. (£400)
Support affiliations to leagues and competitions for a range of sports. For example, the Vale of White Horse Primary Schools Football Associaiton, British Gymnastics Association and the Vale PE and School Sport Partnership. Children benefit from healthy competition and take pride and enjoyment in representing our school. Success in competition has also helped to raise the profile of PE and sport in the school, making more children participate in sporting activities. Over 40% of our KS2 children have represented the school at Inter-school sporting activities. In addition to this over 65% of our children have participated in extracurricular sporting activities such as, hockey, netball, archery, football, rounders, Zumba, dance and tag rugby.(£700)
IT software to support PE Planning. (£175)
Support the management, development and resourcing of our Sports Leaders initiative. Once children reach year 6, they have the opportunity to become a Sports Leader. Sports Leaders run lunchtime games and activities in the playground. The initiative is designed to: involve children in group games, ensure playtimes are fun and enjoyable, and develop skills in responsibility and leadership. (£2,498)
Resource high quality PE and sports equipment and storage to support the improvement of provision for children in school and enabling the school to offer a varied PE curriculum - for example archery, dodge ball, volley ball and rounders specialised equipment. Their skills and interests in different sports is encouraged and developed and a large number of children take up opportunities to continue to develop their skills in after school clubs using the new equipment. (£1,950)
In 2015 - 2016 PE and Sport Funding was spent on:
Partnership Sports Co-ordinator (see above) - £4,200
Supply cover to support release time for the PE Co-ordinator (see above) - £950
Affiliations to leagues and competitions - £700
PE planning software - £175
Resource high quality PE and sports equipment and storage - £3,825