The Sports Premium
The primary PE and sport premium (“the premium”) will be paid by the Secretary of State for Education (“Secretary of State”) to the academies and free schools as stated in section 14 of the Education Act 2002.
The premium is paid in 2 installments from the Secretary of State to academies and free schools in November and March
The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport offered.
This means that the premium should be used to:
develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that the school already offers
build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Schools can use the premium to secure improvements in the following indicators:
the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
increased participation in competitive sport
For more information see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools
Priorities for this year:
- Develop more opportunities for quality play and access to play resources for all children at break and lunch times, following Play Friendly Schools training. Paying attention to the conditions that support playing also requires consideration of the structures and processes that help the school move towards the ultimate outcome of being a play-friendly school where children can and do play.
- Continued focus on swimming to aspire to reach 90% of children able to swim 25 metres before leaving in year 6. Children should swim confidently and competently over a distance of at least 25m, using a range of strokes effectively and be able to perform self rescue. This is support the children with developing healthy, active lives.
Our local swimming pool is Leisure at Cheltenham. One paying adult can take up to 5 children (up to the age of 15) for free! http://leisureatcheltenham.com/swim/
Already Achieved Previously:
- Achieving the Gold Award for Schools Mark
- Increased number of children that can swim 25 meters (34% from 12%)
- Increased number of inter and intra competitions
- Roll out of REAL PE- teacher and pupil engagement