What is the Sports Premium Grant?
In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England – The Primary PE & Sport Premium. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated to primary school headteachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. In the Autumn Statement 2013, the then Chancellor, George Osbourne announced an additional year’s £150m extended funding, taking the total investment to the end of the 2016 academic year.
On 6th February 2014 the then Prime Minister, David Cameron committed to continue the funding for the Primary PE & Sport Premium until 2020.
On the 17th July 2015 the Department for Education announced that 2015/6 funding will remain at the same level as last year.
The objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding are:
- To improve the quality of existing PE teaching.
- To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils.
- To ensure schools understand and value the benefit of high quality PE and sport.
- To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport.
What is our aim?
Percy Shurmer will receive £9,776.00 per annum for the next 3 years. Our aim is to ensure that PE teaching at Percy Shurmer Academy is consistently outstanding and that all of our children are involved in a range of sporting activities delivered through PE, extra-curricular clubs, inter and intra school competitions and involvement with external associations and clubs. Sport is a powerful tool for improving life skills such as behaviour, co-operation and gaining a sense of fair play; these are all skills needed for our children to become responsible citizens. Our children take great pride when representing the school; it is also our aim to continue to provide the opportunities where they can develop this pride alongside a sense of identity and belonging. Our aim is to provide opportunities, encourage participation and celebrate our pupils’ sporting achievements.
How have we used the Sports Premium Grant?
Over the last academic year, the Sports Premium Grant has enabled us to develop our sports provision in a number of ways:
- We run a variety of sports clubs
- We have created an Intra-school competition system during lunchtime in KS2.
- We have improved our playgrounds by buying new, dynamic equipment.
- We have increased the participation in sports competitions outside of the school.
- We have offered our children the chance to participate in less common sports.
What have we planned for 2017-18?
We are committed to ensuring that all our pupils have the opportunity to develop skills and fitness in both competitive and non-competitive sports. To achieve this goal over the next twelve months, we will continue to ensure that children have a minimum of 2 hours high quality physical activity a week through PE lessons and extra-curricular opportunities.
We will also:
- Provide continuous CPD for staff ensuring latest practices and successful teaching methods are being used.
- Run and enter a range of sporting competitions, increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games.
- Purchase and maintain equipment to maximise the opportunity and progression of our students in PE and sport.
- Offer the opportunity for all pupils to access a wide range of after school sports clubs.
- Strengthen our relationships with sporting organisations such as local sports clubs and other schools.
- Continue to offer our children the chance to participate in new and exciting sports.
- Increase the number of girls participating in school sport.