Primary Physical Education and Sports Premium
Sports Premium Review March 2021
What is the Sports Premium?
The government announced back in 2013 that it was providing 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. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - would be allocated to primary school head teachers. The money had to be used to improve the provision of P.E. and school sport.
On 6th February 2014 the then Prime Minister, David Cameron committed to continue the funding for the Primary PE & Sport Premium until 2020.
Purpose of funding
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. The funding should ensure:
• The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
• The profile of PE and sport being 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
Possible uses for the funding include:
• hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
• provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
• introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
• run sport competitions
• increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
• run sports activities with other schools
Aims of the School Sport Grant at St. Margaret’s, Collier Street School
P.E. and school sport play an important part in the life of this school. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our key values.
The PE leader has worked hard to develop a strategic plan for using the government’s additional sports funding to ensure sustainable provision through the improvement of facilities and an investment in staff training.
We have a qualified PE teacher from PASS (Physical Activity Sports specialist) Hayley Tyler, who works closely with our staff, leading lessons, supporting and mentoring staff with their teaching and delivery of PE activities. The support from PASS in curricular activities has had a great impact on staff skill development and confidence in delivering PE lessons. The support in extra-curricular activities has helped raise the profile of St Margaret’s within school games competitions and has increased children participation and enjoyment.
We aim to:
• Provide increased opportunities for all children regardless of sporting ability.
• Increase opportunities to compete in local tournaments.
• Access to resources and training to improve the quality of teaching and learning in physical education.
• Promote our school values through sporting activities.