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Government Announcement

Press Release- Dept for Education, Health, Culture, Media and Sport

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding’. This funding is being jointly provided 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. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Eligible Schools

Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual schools census in January 2014.

All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil.

Purpose of 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 they do this.

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PEnew 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 materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

Accountability

Schools will be held to account for how they spend the sport funding. Ofsted will strengthen its coverage of sport and PE within the Inspectors’ Handbook and supporting guidance, so that schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision offered.

Schools will be required to include details about their sporting provision on their school website, alongside their curriculum details, so parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.

 

Best practice

Schools will be able to draw on information on effective practice taken from case studies provided by the very best schools. One year on, Ofsted will carry out a survey reporting on the first year’s expenditure and its impact.

Funding Period

The sport premium is paid over an financial year (April-March) as opposed to an academic year.  This is distributed in two parts.

School Funding

As part of the Government’s Sports Premium Initiative Moore Primary School has been awarded £8910 for 2016/2017, to improve the quality of PE and sport and to create sustainable outcomes for the future. This will come to school in two blocks. The first amount of £5195 will be received into the budget in October 2016 and the second amount of £3715 is due in July 2017. Ofsted will be focusing on how effectively the premium is used towards the given objective and as a school, we will be held to account about how we have spent the money.

At Moore we have given careful consideration to ensure this money is spent on improving the quality of the sport and PE we are already offering to the children. As a result it has been decided that the sports premium will be spent on the following:

September 2016 – March 2017

£5100 for a PE Specialist, to deliver 2 days of PE a week.  The PE Specialist also delivers individual support to the school including staff development, after school clubs and holiday clubs.

April 2017 – September 2017

£2700 for a PE Specialist, to deliver 2 days of PE a week.  The PE Specialist also delivers individual support to the school including staff development, after school clubs and holiday clubs.

Additional

£1110 for additional sports equipment and resources for school teams. 

TOTAL SPENT / ALLOCATED £8910

There will be an evaluation of the Sports Premium.  The impact of the spending will be assessed by the SMT and Governing Body in the Summer Term.

Currently funding for 2017-18 academic year has not been announced.

 

Impact

The impact of the PE and Sports Grant has been:

  • Increased pupil participation in clubs and after school competitions
  • Enhanced quality of teaching and learning in PE and Dance
  • Access to in-house high quality CPD opportunities for teachers
  • Improved pupil attitudes to PE
  • All pupil from Y3 – Y6 have access to swimming lessons
  • Access to professional coaching has increased pupil numbers participating in sports clubs outside of school
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