SPORTS PREMIUM FUNDING
The government provides funding jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, to see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. As a school we have been allocated £19,540. This is broke down to £16,000 as we have more that 17 pupils and we also receive £10 per child for those in Year 1 to Year 6.
At Blakehill Primary, we recognise the significant contribution of PE to the health and well-being of all children. In addition, we believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.
Use of the funding at Blakehill Primary
The money will be used to benefit all children regardless of their sporting ability. We will continue to place a high priority on our PE provision and have invested in additional staffing and resources to further enhance the PE curriculum and promote a healthy and active lifestyle for all.
At Blakehill we are committed to further improving our sports provision and as such, we monitor the impact this funding has in our school very closely. Should you have any suggestions/comments to make or indeed have skills and knowledge that would be valuable to our children, please feel free to contact the school.
Schools should use the Sport Premium Funding to improve the following 5 Key indicators (takes from the PE and sports premium document):
- increasing all staff’s confidence, knowledge and skills in teaching PE and sport
- increasing engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity and sport
- raising the profile of PE and sport across the school, to support whole school improvement
- offer a broader and more equal experience of a range of sports and physical activities to all pupils
- increase participation in competitive sport
Making sustainable outcomes is key to any spending of the Sport Premium funding. At school we ensures that improvements are sustainable by:
- investment in an annual schedule of staff CPD
- careful resources budgeting
- deploying the expertise of our dedicated sports leader to upskill other members of the school staff
- building and sustaining effective relationships and networks with local sports providers, organisations and schools
- investing and participating in locally organised events and competitions