P.E. and Sport Premium
It is important to our school community; pupils, teachers, parents and governors, that sport and physical education have a high profile within school and that our pupils have access to a wide range of sporting opportunities.
Our rural location can present a challenge in terms of access to facilities and events, both competitive and collaborative. This has therefore been a major focus of our spending to ensure we offer opportunities to all our pupils in all year groups. The development of inter school links remains a focus and funding will be used to ensure our pupils can access events within the Dover, Deal and Sandwich area.
We felt that it was important for all children to become more active in outdoor learning due to our location and are developing an onsite provision for such learning to ensure that all our pupils access a rich and varied PE curriculum. Therefore through our technician supporting teachers with planning and team teaching we have provided this.
Whilst many of our pupils are enthusiastic about sport and physical activity, we do have a small proportion of pupils who need extra encouragement or support to participate in many activities for a number of reasons. Increasing the participation of these children has been one of our priorities through an ever-growing provision of after school clubs.
Due to our rural location, many of our pupils do not experience swimming, so we use a proportion of our funding for our KS1 pupils to access 6 weeks of tuition in 3 ability groups in Canterbury.
Our allocation of the PE Premium funding therefore supports our whole school vision and ethos to ensure that all children achieve their full potential.
“To create a learning community that is prepared for an ever changing future; that believes in the unlimited potential to improve themselves and others in the world around them.”
What is Sports Premium?
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 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 - will be allocated to primary school Headteacher’s.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Eligible schools Funding for schools will be calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January 2013.
Source: DFE website
Purpose of Funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
- Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
- Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
- Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
- Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.
How is Aylesham Primary School using the Sports Premium?
Aylesham Primary has been allocated approximately £9,500 (£8,000 as standard and £5 per pupil aged 5 and over) through the Sports Premium funding. After careful consideration it was decided that the funds should be spent in the following areas:
- To improve the provision of PE and school sport ensuring opportunities are given to all.
- Take part in competitive school sport in all year groups – intra and inter-school competitions
- To work in partnership with the Samphire Learning Hub to improve opportunities for all of the 7 Hub schools – maximising the potential of the funding
- To make the very best use of the facilities within the school grounds and in the local area.
- To identify, engage and enthuse with children and promote healthy choices through a wide variety of FREE after-school sports clubs
At Aylesham Primary School we currently allocate funding in the following ways:
- To employ a specialist and qualified coach to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE.
- Provide cover staff to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport.
- To introduce new initiatives such as the development of Sport Captains and play leaders in Key Stage 2 – leading to setting up a Sports Council.
- To ensure there is a wide range of after school sports provision on offer to all members of the school.
- To provide places for pupils in a variety of extra-curricular sports clubs made available to the whole school. These will include, Ballet, Tap and Jazz; Football; Multi-skills; Netball; Cricket; Cross Country; Street Dance; Handball; Hockey; Ultimate Frisbee; Torkball; Dodge Ball; Archery; Boot Camp; Martial Arts; Badminton.
- To focus on early intervention in promoting balance and co-ordination through use of outdoor gym equipment – leading to potential improved motor skill development.
- To ensure planned opportunities within PE, physical activity and school sport that enhances pupils’ social and moral development through our Core Learning Skills Curriculum.