Birkenshaw CE (C) Primary School

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Sports Premium Funding

Birkenshaw CE (C) Primary School - PE & Sports Grant

At Birkenshaw CE (C) Primary School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of all our children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children as well as increasing their fitness levels.

Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions, enhancing our equipment and provision, and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.

Primary School’s 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 for schools. The 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. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year. Here at Birkenshaw CE (C) Primary School that will mean around £10,000 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of the funding

Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they 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 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

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that we should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

For example, we can use our funding to:

  • 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
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools

We should not use our funding to:

  • employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of your core staffing budgets
  • teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum - including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum).

Funding overview

2014/2015:

Funding received = £9,785.00

Expenditure = £9,735.00 – Play Leaders, Sports Equipment, Coaching, Staff CPD, sports competitions, sports kit

Balance carried forward to 2015/16 = £50.00

 

2015/2016:

Funding = £9,795.00 + Balance b/fwd £50.00 Total = £9,845.00

Expenditure = £9,847.00 – subscription to sports competition programme, sports equipment, MIDAS training (mini bus), sports kit, storage for outdoor equipment, development of sports facilities within the playground/outdoor areas and CPD/sports leader cover.

Word icon Sports Premium Action Plan 2015/2016

 

2016/2017:

Estimated Funding = £10,130.00 + Balance b/fwd £2697.54.  Total = £12,827.54

Budgeted expenditure = £12,827.54 - subscription to sports competition programme, sports equipment, purchase additional sports kit for children(including football team kit); development of sports facilities within the playground/outdoor area.

Word icon Sports Premium Action Plan 2016/2017