Primary PE and Sports funding aims 2020-21
- Update sports equipment to enable children to experience new sports.
- Create healthier, outdoor lifestyles by introducing children to hiking provision; sourcing walking equipment, training staff to be "Lowland Leaders" and planning adventure walks
- Continue to ensure that a high proportion of pupils’ access competitive inter-school sport.
- Increase the quality of PE Lessons so that all pupils access at least 2 hours of quality PE teaching every week.
- Implement a highly effective PE assessment system which will deliver and demonstrate the impact of our PE Practice.
- Promote physically activity throughout the school day.
- Develop staffs’ knowledge and understanding on the teaching and learning of .
Click here to take a look at how we are spending our sports premium grant and how it is sustainable in helping our children to stay active and healthy.
Primary Schools Sports Funding
Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to the primary school to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and Sport that is offered. This means it should be used to develop or add to the PE and Sport activities that school already offers. As well as make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
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
- Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
- Introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
- Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs
At Goosnargh Oliverson’s C of E 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. Therefore we encourage and give all of our children the opportunity to take part in physical activity that is fun, rewarding, improves health and well-being, competitive and ultimately promotes healthy, active lifestyles. All pupils receive at least 2 hours of high-quality PE per week (through curriculum time, focussed playtimes and swimming – Year 4).