The Sport Premium is an allocation of additional funding given to schools to support the development of Physical Education, School Sport and Competition. This money is ring-fenced and is due to be provided until 2020.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport offered.
Schools are able to use the funding to:
- Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your 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
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
- 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
All schools are required to report on the amount of funding received and how this is being used, as well as the impact this is having on pupils.
This money has been provided to schools for the past five academic years and details of how the money has been spent each year are outlined below:
After a subject audit in the Summer Term of 2016-17 the school has decided to spend the 2017-18 Sport Premium money on the following:
- To pay an annual subscription to Mid Sussex Active (MSA) who will offer coaching support for teachers, organise competitions, run leadership opportunities for pupils, assist with the development of the National Curriculum in PE, provide links to coaches for 'out of school hours' clubs, encourage a greater percentage of children to attend sporting clubs and much more...
- To 'buy in' a sports specialist teacher to work alongside all class teachers. The coach will work with each class in six week blocks throughout the academic year, allowing the teachers to observe good practice that they can incorporate into their own future practice. Historically, this has been extremely successful and all staff that have received the training have said that they had learnt a lot from the experience and it impacted significantly on their practice. In order that all staff receives this training, we are now receiving a coach in school Monday-Thursday and teachers will be able to access CPD every morning, allowing them more opportunities to develop their skills. By the end of this academic year, each teacher in the school should have received a minimum of one six week blocks, with many staff having received more than this.
- To purchase a subscription to ‘ThePEHub’ this provides a variety of plans for many different units of work. This will support teachers with planning and will help to increase confidence in teaching PE.
- To purchase new equipment to enhance the enjoyment and opportunity for children to take part in physical activity. This should include increasing the amount of ICT used in PE sessions, linking other curriculum areas with PE and provide equipment available for after school clubs.
- Cover for the PE coordinator to attend CPD courses on leadership in PE and management of Sport Leader impact and the organisation of Intra-School competitions.
- To pay for additional PE CPD courses run by Mid-Sussex Active, helping to enhance their delivery of a range of different sports within the PE curriculum.
- To pay for cover to allow staff members to take children to Inter-School competitions and Sporting Festivals.