What is the PE and Sports Premium Funding?
The Government has provided funding in excess of £150 million per annum to schools to enable them to improve and enhance PE and Sports provision. The funding is being jointly provided for 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. In 2017/18 this funding was doubled for many schools which saw Courthill Infant school receiving £18,390. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
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 residential visits
Improving resources and introducing children to a wide range of physical, social and emotional experiences through sport and PE.
How we will use the funding at Courthill:
Provide cover staff and funding to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport.
Employing specialist sports coaches/teachers to work with all children across the school to ensure a high level of input is available.
Providing professional, specialist sports coaches /teachers to work with all staff across the school to peer coach or model effective techniques so that the quality of sports teaching is strong.
Time devoted to the improvement of PE planning across the school – including the monitoring of its effectiveness.
Promote sport and healthy lifestyles throughout the school in cross curricular areas.
Recognise and reward participation and success.
Increase the sports resources / equipment in school.
Introduce new sports.
Increase the opportunities for pupils to take part in inter and intra school competitions.
Offer PE development and support to Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT).
Enhancing the outdoor space to encourage active participation.
Increase active learning within the classroom.
Promote health and physical fitness to parents.
Courthill see the anticipated impact being:
Increased knowledge and skill base for Teachers and TAs thus promoting an improved quality and consistency of PE teaching across the school – reflecting an inclusive approach to sport and PE.
Lesson planning will be more effective and show a deeper understanding and variety of activity and skill base.
More children taking part in extra-curricular activities.
More children taking part in intra and inter school competitions.
Children developing a higher level of competence and ability to challenge themselves in a variety of activities.
Children being more aware of how to keep themselves healthy and show increased independence and responsibility to promote this.
More children participating and enjoying physical activities.
Increased participation and success in competitions.
Strong partnerships with other schools and the local area / facilities.
Positive links across the curriculum with regards SMSC learning.
Life-long commitment to leading a healthy lifestyle.
Children and adults demonstrating a Growth Mindset and applying this not just to sport but to all aspects of learning – growth and challenge to succeed even when things are difficult.
The ability to win and lose and learn from successes and disappointments.