The PE and Sport Premium was set up in 2013 to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding, provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, is being allocated to primary schools based on the number of children in Years 1-6. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils will receive £8000 and an additional payment of £5 per head. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.The success of the PE and sport premium has led the government to extend their pledge and provide additional funding until 2020.
St Andrew's has developed a strong sporting tradition for both participation and success on the sporting field. We encourage our children to experience a wide range of sports supported by specialist teachers. This includes sports such as fencing, tennis and hockey, in additional to more recognised primary sports such as swimming, netball, football and tag rugby.
Our vision for physical education, is not only for our teams to compete and achieve well, but also more importantly for all our children to participate and develop the skills to enjoy a range of sports.
“I’m really excited to be going on the minibus to play volleyball in the sports hall”............ Y3 Boy
“It’s fun learning to play new sports”. Change4Life Festival............ Y4 Girl
To this end, we have used our funding from the PE Premium which equates to just over £9 000 to partially cover the costs involved in:
- accessing the Coastal Sport Partnership Programme
- purchase a range of sporting equipment
- providing outside coaching and expertise
- employing a specialist member of staff to coach both children and staff in developing the skills, knowledge, values and attitudes involved in a wide range of sports whilst actively promoting the school's participation and individual children's participation in sporting activities
In addition, to support and encourage our participation in sporting activities, the Governing Body agreed to support our programme with the provision of a school minibus.
At the end of Term 4 2017, children from KS1 and KS2 will have attended and participated in 23 competitions or festivals so far this academic year. Registers are kept of which children take part and for each sporting event. We particularly encourage those pupils who lack the confidence of taking part in an event, with a huge effort placed on trying to ensure different children have a go! Ultimately there are some children who do attend more than one event due to their talent and sport specific skill level needed to compete e.g. swimming and athletics.
We have increased the participation rates in local competitions and festivals through membership of the Sports PArtnership, thus further promoting sport and competition by engaging Pupil Premium (PP) and Forces Premium (FP) children, in addition to those children who do not demonstrate a keen interest in PE. Individuals have been specifically targeted through consultation with our Additional Needs Leaderand Classteachers, in order to raise the pupils’ sporting achievement. This platform has enabled the children to improve their physical and social development, strengthening the feeling of belonging to the school community and widening their circle of friends.
Since September PP children have attended three events which were designed to encourage them to take part in a variety of fun sports to boost low self esteem and increase their participation in sport. These included : Change for Life Festival, Goal ball, and Sitting Volleyball. Forces Pupils for the above reasons were invited and encouraged to take part in the Swimming Gala, basketball, netball, indoor rowing, Sports Hall Athletics and various football tournaments indoors and outdoors.
Allocated Funds 2017 - 2018
Sports Premium Allocation:
During this academic year the Sports Premium money will be spent on:
- Directly support for staff in the planning and delivery of high quality PE lessons by employing a specialist PE teacher
- Introduce a revised programme for PE assessment
- Explore all avenues for children to participate in both external and internal competitive sport
- Developing the School’s outdoor spaces to encourage greater activity at break times.