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PE & Sport Premium

Sports Premium Grant- Latest Update

Amount Due (2023-24): £17,179

Number of pupils (Sept’23): 118

PE and Sports Premium Plan 2022-23 (with outcomes, July’23)

National High Quality PE Award (with distinction)– (June ’22)

Little Melton Primary School afPE Award Letter

Information for Parents/Overview (October 2023)

What is the Sport Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million+ per annum  to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding.This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of 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 for the funding include:

  •  Funding professional development opportunities in PE
  •  Increasing participation in competitive sports competitions
  •  Providing cover to release teachers to work alongside leading PE teachers
  •  Promoting “non-traditional” sports
  •  Providing places for pupils on after school clubs
How will we be spending the Sport Premium?

Initial steps:

To identify priorities for spending based on an analysis of our current provision, we have:

  1. Completed the ‘Youth Sport’ self-review tool
  2. Collected information about pupils current levels of participation in sport inside and outside of school
  3. Conducted a baseline survey of parental attitudes towards PE provision at our school
  4. Reviewed the effectiveness of our current PE curriculum
  5. Reviewed Ofsted ‘examples of effective use of PE and sport funding’ (September ’13 ‘Inspecting primary school PE and school sport’ & DfE guidance (June ’13)
  6. Reviewed ‘PE and sports premium for primary schools’ updated guidance (Oct’20 DfE)
  7. Reviewed approach following successful AfPE NHQPE Award (Sept’18 & June ’22)
Our school context:

  • We are currently one of the minority of schools in the county which hold the ‘AfPE National High Quality PE’ award. This includes significant external validification about the quality of learning and teaching within the school PE curriculum.
  • We have two specialist PE teaching staff, including an HLTA who holds the Norfolk NPECTS PE teaching award.
  • We have used the Sports Premium money since 2013 to work steadily towards the global strategic objectives listed below. These are shaped by the priority areas in the school improvement wheel.
Identified global strategic objectives:

  • Ensure that high quality PE teaching has a broad base within the school through regular professional development opportunities
  • Further broaden the range of activities offered to children, including through non-traditional sports
  • Further increase awareness of healthy lifestyles amongst children
  • Develop sustainable resourcing in school to allow for the broader range of activities
  • Increase depth and breadth of pupil participation in sport
  • Increase % of children able to swim 25m, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue, by the end of KS2

Spending plan 2023-24:

Summary for Parents:

Items identified for spending:

  • Fund membership of ‘School Sports Partnership’ to provide for interschool sport and staff professional development opportunities
  • Employ specialist coaches in non-traditional sports (eg volleyball, korfball handball, TAG rugby) to run an after school club or provide the sports in curriculum time with school staff to observe and pass on expertise in staff meetings to rest of staff
  • Embed use of a school orienteering course on local land for sustainable future use.
  • Invest in Little Riders cycling tuition for youngest children so that they can all ride without stabilisers
  • Extend non-contact time for PE subject leader to ‘team teach’ with other staff and provide for their ongoing professional development; and also maintain the requirements of the High Quality PE award including organising, promoting and attending extra-curricular sport
  • Fund professional development opportunities in PE for specialist teachers to maintain their levels of expertise-including release time to attend cluster network meetings
  • Extend swimming provision so that all pupils from Y1-Y6 attend each year
  • Fund a limited range of new equipment- eg sunken netball posts, changes to school playground, posters & resources promoting healthy lifestyles