The government has allocated additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016 to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding (provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport) has been allocated to primary school Head Teachers. It is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport related activities or equipment in schools.
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.
Please find below information on how Parkland Infant School is spending the funding to support PE in our school:
|Primary PE Sport Grant Awarded (2014 – 2015)|
|Total number of pupils||176|
School PE objectives:
- To improve PE provision for all children.
- To increase teacher’s confidence in delivering high quality PE lessons.
- To skill up Learning Support Assistants so that they can contribute successfully to P.E lessons and clubs.
- To promote a love of sport.
- To improve the health and fitness of learners as well as develop an understanding of the benefits that Physical Education and a healthy lifestyle can bring.
- To raise the profile of Physical Education across the school and within the community.
- To ensure all children achieve at least the expected level for Physical Development as part of the EYFS curriculum (Early Years Foundation Stage).
|To organise PE resources effectively using new storage.||£2128||To allow teachers to find resources easily and efficiently.||Time management and organisation is improved.|
|Lunch time resources to be based in sheds on playground.||To allow teachers to use age appropriate resources.||Children use resources that are suitable for them and this allows them to have access to high quality resources to support physical education.|
|Lunch time resources to be based in sheds on playground.||Allow children to use resources that are suitable for them and allowing them to have access to high quality resources to support physical education.|
|To employ a qualified sports coach from ‘springing kids into life’ (SKIL) to teach on Monday and Thursday. The coach will work alongside teachers to plan, teach and assess progressive skills in a range of sports to all KS1 classes (one session per week).||£6488||To improve the quality of P.E teaching.||Increased confidence in teachers.|
|To provide CPD to enhance skills and the confidence of teachers.||PE lessons observed as at least ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’.|
Looking Ahead – 2015 – 2016
|Primary PE Sport Grant Awarded (2015 – 2016) – Parkland Infant School|
|Total number of pupils||176|
|Grant received||£5017 (1st payment)|
|To employ a qualified sports coach from Premier Sports to teach on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. The coach will work alongside teachers/LSAs to plan, teach and assess progressive skills in a range of sports to all KS1 and EYFS classes (one session per week). Links will be made with any national and local sporting events||£7020||To improve the quality of P.E teaching.
To provide CPD to enhance skills and the confidence of teachers/LSAs.
|Increased confidence in Teachers/LSAs.
PE lessons observed as at least ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’.
Geography skills are developed through National events.
|To deliver two clubs each week that will change 3 x a year and promote key skills and the Olympic Values of Friendship, Respect, Excellence, Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality.||£1920||Children with a talent for sport have access to extra-curricular clubs.|
What are the next steps?
- Pupil voice – Children to discuss with class teachers and school council whether developing a House System based on ‘teams’ would benefit the school.