Sports Pupil Premium
PE Funding Statement
Primary School’s Sports Funding – Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £450 million for the academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding: this is due to continue for this academic year. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year – here at Engaines, that will mean around £9,000. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Purpose of the funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses of the funding include:
• Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
• New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
• Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
• Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
• Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
• Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
• Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs
At Engaines Primary School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. In addition, it is considered that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.
Sport is an integral part of school life at Engaines Primary and the school has a long history of high achievement in many different activities. Recently, our teams have had successes in boys and girls football, netball, rounders and tag rugby, demonstrating the drive and ability of our children. There is a wide range of opportunities both during and outside the school day. All abilities are catered for – we pride ourselves in the level of inclusion, offering activities appropriate for each child’s ability. We emphasise teamwork, fair play and sportsmanship. The children also have the opportunity to learn to swim and to take part in more unusual sports like yoga, archery and circuit training.