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Sports Premium Funding


Sports Premium Funding 2013-17
Amount Received (at Sept’16) : £20,216 (in 5 tranches of funding)

What is the Sport Premium?

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17 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)
Our school context:

  • We are currently one of the minority of schools in the county which hold the ‘Norfolk 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.
Identified 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
  • Increase depth and breadth of pupil participation in sport

Spending plan:

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 or handball) 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
  • 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
  • Fund professional development opportunities in PE for specialist teachers to maintain their levels of expertise
  • Review the curriculum to further increase the focus and profile of promoting  healthy lifestyles
  • Trial run a before school ‘Change 4 Life’ club in the summer term for children who are less likely to be involved in sport (Summer’14, Summer ’15)
  • Fund a limited range of new equipment- eg sunken netball posts, changes to school playground, posters & resources promoting healthy lifestyles
Evaluation of impact/evidence
School has attained the National High Quality PE Award with distinction-  one of first schools in county to do so- see application for range of evidence. PE premium money supported staff professional development to achieve this award.

  • Pupil voice sample survey (Sept’14 , Jan’16, Feb’17) was very positive about new sports tried eg korfball and handball, and sessions were all observed by school staff to enable legacy. Lesson plans and resources were kept. Data also suggests that there are high levels of pupil participation in sport both inside and outside school.
  • PE staff have continued to receive appropriate professional development opportunities- see PD log and have worked alongside other staff to develop and broaden skills eg Olympic dance showcase event for Y2.
  • School sports partnership membership enabled a wider range of sporting opportunities than before- see log of events entered. All children in the school represented the school in at least two inter-school events last year.
  • Before School Change for Life club was attended by children targeted for intervention to promote Healthy Eating, and will be repeated to consolidate learning in November ’14- see registers of attendance for Before School Club.
  • Curriculum element ‘Keeping Safe and Healthy’ includes clear teaching of healthy eating, and displays have been created in the school hall to support this.