What is the Primary PE & Sport Premium?
Additional funding from the government to improve PE and sport provision in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. It is ‘ring fenced’ meaning it can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.
How much is it?
Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.
How can schools spend the money?
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport they provide. This includes any carried forward funding.
This means we must use the PE and sport premium to:
- develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport that we provide
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now are sustainable and will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
The PE and sport premium is used to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators.
Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, for example by:
- providing targeted activities or support to involve and encourage the least active children
- encouraging active play during break times and lunchtimes
- establishing, extending or funding attendance of school sports clubs and activities and holiday clubs, or broadening the variety offered
- adopting an active mile initiative
- raising attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2 – every child should leave primary school able to swim
It is also used for:
- providing staff with professional development, mentoring, appropriate training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively to all pupils, and embed physical activity across your school
- hiring qualified sports coaches and PE specialists to work alongside teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities offered to pupils – teachers should learn from coaches the necessary skills to be able to teach these new sports and physical activities effectively
At Hatch Ride, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
We aim to:
- Foster a love for and enjoyment of PE and sports activities
- Promote the health benefits of regular exercise and contribute to the physical development and fitness of each child
- Identify talented pupils in a wide range of different sports
- Increase the participation of children in sports during lunchtime and before/after school
- Develop self-esteem, confidence and a range of other social skills e.g. co-operation and trust
- Provide children with a way of expressing themselves and an opportunity to be creative
- Develop a range of physical skills
- Give children the opportunity to try out activities that they would not otherwise have access to
This is sustained through continued professional development of staff through team teaching with external providers, model lessons, attending courses and working in conjunction with EPC. We also have a designated Sport Assistant who coordinates all external sport activities including inter-schools competition and matches throughout the academic year.