PE and Sports Premium Funding in Primary Schools

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. Blakehill Primary School received £19,570 for the 2017-18 academic year.

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. The curriculum and additional activities we provide are all inclusive and all pupils at all ages are expected to participate fully on PE lessons.

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.  In particular the funding is used to provide:

  • High level CPD provided for all staff
  • Funding for a degree level accreditation for our PE Leader. This will provide a highly qualified sports coach/leader who can then deliver bespoke and targeted support and lessons to staff and children within school and within our Local Authority Partnership
  • We employ a full time playworker who has a key role in supporting a range of activities that utilise physical engagement and active learning to inspire pupils to adopt a more active and healthy lifestyle. He works alongside a specialist coach to team teach pupils in Years1, 2, 5 and 6
  • Subscription to membership of the local Sports UK Ltd who work within our school’s partnership and who provide competitive events and matches across the primary phase
  • Training is provided to lunchtime staff to enhance playtimes. This is delivered by Sports UK and the school’s Learning Mentor as part of our ongoing Play Leader program
  • Funding is used to enhance after school sports provision. School subsidises places in after-school sports clubs for all pupils who wish to participate           
  • Where necessary we pay for transport to and from sporting events and activities that cannot be held at our school
  • Subscription to the English Cricket Board who provide the opportunity for pupils to participate in the ‘Chance to Shine’ program delivered by Bolton Villas Cricket Club to increase grass roots participation 
  • Planning tools have been purchased to support whole school delivery of a skills based sports Curriculum
  • Additional resources and equipment have been purchased for use at playtimes
  • To increase participation of school games, a school coach will deliver extra curricular sports provision in preparation for competitions with other local Primary Schools
  • Funding towards organising, resourcing and delivering an annual Health Week event

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.  

In assessing our success, the following key considerations are taken into account;

• The importance of enjoyment and play

• The maximum participation of all pupils

• The development of skills and understanding by pupils

• The balance between competitive and non-competitive activities

• The inclusion of all pupils

• The stretch and challenge provision for all pupils

• Safety issues

• The use of resources

Sustainability

The school ensures that improvements are sustainable by

  • an annual schedule of staff CPD
  • the implementation of a Playleader programme
  • resources
  • dedicated sports leader