PE and SPORT PREMIUM FUNDING for Primary Schools
In March 2013, the government announced the introduction of additional funding - the Primary PE and Sport Premium. This funding is specifically for primary schools to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport.
Purpose of the Funding
The funding must be used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport offered at the school. This may include developing or adding to the PE and sport activities offered at the school. Additionally, the funding can be used to build capacity and capability within the school’s PE and sport provision to ensure that the improvements made continue to benefit pupils at the school in future years.
CLICK HERE to view the latest Sport Premium Funding Report to Parents and Carers 2016/17
In 2017-18, we will continue to expand the provision of sporting opportunities both within the curriculum and outside the school day.
This will include increasing the range of clubs and competitions available to all pupils across the school, to further develop their level of participation and skill development in relation to physical education and sport.
After gaining the Sportsmark Bronze Award last year, we will be applying for the Silver and/or Gold Award this academic year.
We aim to improve access to sporting activities on site by using local providers and staff to run clubs, and also to access physical activities and sports provision off site, e.g. participating in the Kirkby Lonsdale Rugby Schools Festival and attending the Queen Katherine School Hockey Festival.
Part of our Sports Premium money will continue to be used to employ a Sport Premium Co-ordinator who:
- works one-to-one with teachers and support staff to ensure high quality teaching and learning in PE;
- organises competitions and festivals across the locality to raise levels of pupil participation through competitive and non-competitive sporting opportunities;
- delivers INSET and CPD to our staff in order to ensure high quality teaching and learning in PE;
- supports staff in the assessment of PE, to ensure lessons are taught at the correct level in order to develop PE and sporting skills and knowledge effectively;
- delivers ‘Young Leader’ training to year 5 and 6 pupils to enable older children to lead active play activities for younger children at breaktimes; and
- provides expertise and support to the PE Subject Leader in all areas of the role.