Sport Premium funding, also known as Olympic Legacy funding, for Physical Education and School Sport was announced by the government in March 2013. This substantial sum of £150m per year is going directly to schools, running from September 2013 to August 2020. The new ‘ring-fenced’ funding – only to be spent on PE and sport – will go directly to schools who will decide what is best for their children’s needs with the aim of improving the quality of provision in every state primary school in England. This could vary from specialist coaching for school sport and teacher training for Physical Education and Physical Literacy or to dedicated sports programmes, Change4Life sport clubs and support for after-school or weekend competitions.
At Kingsway we have identified areas for development in PE. These are as follows:
- Ensuring children are active for a minimum of 30minutes each day.
- Staff subject knowledge.
- Increasing participation and fostering a life-long ‘love’ of PE and school sport.
We will achieve this by using the Sports Premium money in the following ways:
- Lunch time staff and teaching staff development, working with a specialist teacher advisor. This is in the form of an outside agency. There will be a focus on developing participation in lunch time activities and quality lessons.
- Releasing the PE Subject Leader from teaching duties throughout the year in order to develop a wider network of competitive sports opportunities and supporting staff CPD.
- To facilitate children attending sporting activities in school time.
- Subsidising specialist sports clubs in school that children may not otherwise have access to outside of school.
- Developing the equipment that is in school and updating this ready for competitions.
We have an action plan in place to achieve this and also a follow up maintenance cycle. Our aim is to use the Sports Premium to enhance the opportunities for our children and improve our staffs’ skill set so that when it is gone, children are still receiving a fantastic sports provision should the grant be discontinued. The impact on the children from the funding will be:
- Children have more opportunities to participate in competitive sport (including the least active children).
- Children take part in at least 30 minutes of exercise a day.
- Children receive quality provision during teaching time and break times.
- Children have the opportunity to use quality equipment and experience a variety of sports.
The impact of this funding will be measured through:
- Pupil perception questionnaires and pupil voice opportunities measuring the interest of children in different areas of the PE curriculum;
- Direct feedback by teachers on the quality of CPD offered by the specialist coaches for individual school sports;
- An increase in the number of children engaging in inter-school sporting activities;
- An increase in the attainment and progress of children in relation to fundamental movement skills, physical fluency and key competencies across all activity areas delivered in curriculum Physical Education;
- Evaluation of the quality of provision of extra-curricular clubs in relation to physical activity and school sport;
- The number of children attending a club related to physical activity.