What is the PE and Sports Premium?
In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England – The Primary PE & Sport Premium.
Why has it been introduced?
The PE and Sport Premium is paid directly to primary schools and is ring-fenced to spend on improving the quality of PE and sport provision for all their pupils. All primary schools in England with 17 or more primary-aged pupils receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil.
How do we make sure that the right children are benefiting?
At Silverdale Primary Academy, we share the Department for Education vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium - “that all pupils leave primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport”.
We believe that the impact of the PE and Sports Premium can be measured by:
- The number of pupils engaged in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.
- The profile of PE and sport across the school as a tool for whole school improvement - PE is given a very high priority and is well supported by all staff. The school runs an extensive school programme of PE and sport and participates in a number of sporting competitions.
- Confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport - Our PE Coordinator organises PE across the whole school, is responsible for all extra curricular provision. The school employs Sports Coaches that are trained to be involved in delivering the activities programme.
- Increased participation in competitive sport - The extent of sports participation continues to increase with greater emphasis now being placed on inter school sport and more competitive matches. It is particularly pleasing to see an increase in the number of pupils being identified as ‘talented’ by sport Governing Bodies.
For further information on the Sports Premium Funding please click here: www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools