Evidencing the Impact on Primary Sports Premium Funding at St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School
St Andrew’s expects to receive £17,680 for the 2020/21 academic year. The planned use of the PE and school sport funding will be effective in improving and sustaining our high quality PE and sports provision. It will ensure that our children become physically literate and benefit from an on-going legacy of enriched sport, exercise and keeping healthy.
What is Sports Premium Funding?
The government has provided funding to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
The Chancellor, George Osborne in the 2016 Budget, outlined that revenue from the soft drinks industry levy over the scorecard period will be used to:
Double the Primary School PE and Sport Premium from £160 million per year to £320 million per year from September 2017 to help schools support healthier, more active lifestyles. This funding will enable primary schools to make further improvements to the quality and breadth of PE and sport they offer.
Sports Premium Funding Objectives
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools which will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
Key Indicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school.
Key indicator 2: The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
Key indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
Key indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport.
At St Andrew’s, the injection of funding into primary PE and sport and the opportunity to up skill and train all our teachers and other adults supporting learning is extremely exciting! We are thrilled to be able to use this funding to inspire all our children, regardless of ability, and provide a lasting, sustainable and positive affect on PE and Sport within school and our community. We strongly believe in the health, social and emotional benefits of high quality Sport and PE for all our children and believe the enhanced provision and enriched PE and sport programme that the Sports Premium funding is helping us provide will ensure maximum impact on learning both in and beyond the school environment.
If you would like any further information on Sports, PE or our Sports Premium funding please contact Mr Wainford.