Primary PE Grant
What is the Primary PE and sport premium?
Between 2013 and 2020, all UK schools will receive funding from the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. The purpose of the funding is to improve the provision of PE and school sport. This funding is additional to the school’s budget and schools are free to decide how to allocate it in order to best support and improve their provision of physical education and sport.
In 2017/18, we will receive £16,400 through the Primary PE and sport premium. Identified uses of this funding are:
- To maintain involvement in the West Lancashire School Sports Partnership to enable teachers and teaching assistants to work with qualified sports coaches to help them teach PE and facilitate games more effectively.
- To utilise the ‘Bolt On’ programmes so that pupils can access additional provision from qualified coaches.
- To extend employment of a sports apprentice in partnership with another local school.
- To employ a play assistant at lunchtimes to promote games and outdoor activities.
- To subsidise the cost of swimming lessons. All children in Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 currently attend swimming lessons every week for three half-terms during the year, supporting swimming provision beyond the minimum requirements of the national curriculum. The grant helps to fund the cost of lessons and transport.
- To create an outdoor space to facilitate the delivery of the ‘Forest Schools’ programme, including the cost of qualified specialists.
- To develop the outdoor area for EYFS to provide further physical education opportunities and promote the ‘Move More, Sit Less’ initiative.
- To subsidise the cost of children attending sports activities and competitions provided by the sports partnership.
In 2016/17, we received £8200 through the Primary PE and sport premium.
The PE funding has been spent in a variety of ways:
- To pay for membership in the West Lancashire School Sports Partnership who provide sports coaches to support the delivery of PE lessons alongside staff once a week, as well as leading after-school clubs twice per week. The range of sports covered includes athletics, tennis, dance, gymnastics and invasion games. Membership in the sports partnership also allows pupils to access a range of inter-school competitions such as swimming galas, tennis and dance as well as a school sports council.
- To subsidise the cost of transport to enable participation in sporting activities /residential visits.
- To purchase the following playground equipment to improve provision for sport and games activities at playtime and lunchtime:
- Basketballs and hoops
- Hoops, ropes and markers
- Tennis rackets and balls
- Storage equipment.
4. To provide training for welfare staff to structure games and sports activities during lunchtime.
5. To subsidise the cost of swimming lessons. All junior children attended swimming lessons every week for one term during the year. The grant helped to fund the cost of lessons and transport.
The impact of the funding on pupil participation and attainment in sport activities can be seen in the results of pupil voice interviews and the outcomes of teacher assessment:
- 94% of children stated that they ‘like’ or ‘really like’ PE sessions in school.
- 77% stated that school PE lessons encourage them to try sports they have not tried before.
- 67% felt that the sports equipment available at school had improved recently.
- 77% reported that PE lessons helped them to learn about keeping healthy.
- 100% of pupils in KS2 and 80% of pupils in KS1 were recently judged to have demonstrated at least expected levels of attainment in dance (47% of KS2 pupils achieving better than expected levels of attainment).
80% of the current Y6 pupils can confidently swim more than 25 metres.