What is the Sports Premium Grant?
Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.
The school sport and activity action plan sets out the government’s commitment to ensuring that children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day. It recommends 30 minutes of this is delivered during the school day (in line with the Chief Medical Officers guidelines which recommend an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week).
The Government introduced a sports premium grant for schools in September 2013. The PE and sport premium is designed to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through the school’s core budget. It is allocated directly to schools so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils. The Government is spending over £320 million on this funding over the forthcoming academic year.
The objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding are:
- To develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport that your school provides.
- To build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
This is achieved by:
- Engaging all pupils in regular physical activity.
- Raising the profile of PE and sport across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.
- Increasing confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
- Ensuring a wide range of sports and activities are offered to all pupils.
- Increased participation in competitive sport.
What is our aim?
Rose Hill Primary School will receive £18,650 this academic year.
Our aim is to ensure that PE teaching is at least good; that a greater proportion of our children are involved in a range of sports activities within PE, extra-curricular clubs, competitions and external associations/clubs than in previous years.
Sport is a powerful tool for improving life skills such as behaviour, cooperation and gaining a sense of fair play. Our children also take great pride whenever they represent the school, and we wish to continue to develop this sense of identity and celebrate our pupils’ sporting achievements.
How have we used the Sports Premium Grant?
Over the last academic year, the Sports Premium Grant has enabled us to develop our sports provision in a number of ways.
This is what we have achieved so far:
|To improve teacher confidence in delivering high quality PE lessons||To provide good quality PE provision to work alongside staff in order to increase knowledge confidence and skills of all teaching staff (Yr1-Yr6)|
|To increase physical activity for all children.||To increase the engagement of children entitled to the pupil premium grant (PPG) in extra curricular provision, by offering clubs, at no additional costs|
|To introduce 1-2 new sporting activity to pupils as via before/after school club, in order to provide a broader range of experiences|
|Increased participation in interschool sports|