Sports and PE Funding
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is doubling funding of £160 million per annum to £320 milliion per annum for the school year 2017-18. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to the primary school to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil - here at Sharneyford that will mean around £16700 for the two year period 2017-18. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and Sport that is offered. This means it should be used to develop or add to the PE and Sport activities that school already offers. As well as make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
Purpose of the funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses of the funding include:
Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
Introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
Swimming lessons for all KS2 for 5 half terms throughout the year
Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs
At Sharneyford, we encourage and give all of our children the opportunity to take part in physical activity that is fun, rewarding, improves health and well-being, competitive and ultimately promotes healthy, active lifestyles. All pupils receive at least 2 hours of high-quality PE per week (through curriculum time, focussed playtimes, swimming and our 1 mile per day initiative).
Following the New National Curriculum 2014, we aim to ensure that all pupils:
- develop competence to achieve highly in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives.
The children are taught that we eat for energy and then need to use this energy by being active. Primary School years are crucial to tackling obesity and physical inactivity. Regular physical activity is proven to reduce the risk of many chronic conditions including heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity.
Through sport, physical activity and PE we aim to enthuse, inspire and motivate all children to learn new skills whilst having lots of fun.
The school follows the Lancashire Scheme of work for PE, covering a wide range of activities, games and competitive sport. Good – quality PE lessons are delivered consistently and children benefit from working with highly skilled and experienced staff.
- Games (Net / wall games, striking / fielding games, invasion games)
- Outdoor and Adventurous activities
Our partnership with the Rossendale Leisure Trust (RLT) helps us to benefit from experienced coaching that runs alongside our curriculum PE.
Our PE curriculum is diverse, providing children with the opportunities to try new activities. Children are given opportunities to develop leadership roles, as well as coaching and officiating skills within the PE curriculum.
PE is vastly becoming a strength at Sharneyford and we are now looking forward to utilising additional sports funding to spend on physical education and sport.
Rossendale School Sports Partnership
At Sharneyford we buy into the Rossendale School Sports Partnership, this helps us keep our children engaged in sustainable, diverse Physical Education opportunities while keeping our staff up-to-date with a range of CPD courses. Please take a look to see what our agreement entitles us to.
Take a look to see how we are spending our sports premium grant and how it is sustainably helping our children to stay active and healthy.