Sports Premium Grant Policy for Stoke Prior First School
We promote and support the importance of a healthy lifestyle and place particular emphasis on the well being of our students and how sport and activity impacts positively on all aspects of school life.
The targeted and strategic use of the Primary School Sport Funding will support us in achieving our vision.
The purpose of this funding is to ensure improvement in the quality of sport and PE provision for all children. (Department for Education, March 2013)
We will ensure that sport and PE provision addresses the needs of all of pupils, including those who belong to disadvantaged, vulnerable and gifted groups.
Primary School Sports funding will be allocated following a whole school needs analysis which will identify priority classes, groups and individuals. In order to address any (identified) areas of need, this funding may be used across particular classes, key stages or whole school at any time.
The amount of funding schools receive was due to be doubled from September 2017. The update below was received in June 2017.
DfE update on Primary PE and Sport Premium and Healthy Pupils Capital Fund
We are delighted to confirm this announcement also includes a section reconfirming the DfE’s commitment to doubling the Primary PE and Sport Premium from September.
Yesterday, the Education Secretary announced an increase to all schools’ core budgets. We are delighted to confirm this announcement also includes a section reconfirming the Department for Education’s commitment to doubling the Primary PE and Sport Premium from September.
While the DfE are aware schools are keen to know how much funding they will receive so that they can plan for the next academic year, they have said they are still working on high level principles in preparation for the new academic year. The DfE have, however, confirmed that all schools will see an increase in their premium allocation.
Within the same speech the Secretary of State stressed her commitment to ensuring that all schools are fairly funded and that money is invested in the most effective way, and after careful consideration has decided not to proceed with the proposed Healthy Pupils Capital programme (announced in the spring) in order to provide more money to schools through their core funding instead.
The Youth Sport Trust welcomes this awaited confirmation and once the DFE high level principles which will underpin individual schools funding are known, we will be publishing our exciting and compelling new vision for primary PE and school sport and disseminating this widely through our networks.
The school's current allocation for funding for the financial year 2017-2018 is set to reach just over £16,000. The development plan written in July 2017 is based on this amount but it may have to be reviewed if the level of funding changes.
Alongside the increased funding, the Department For Education revised the conditions of the spending. In addition to developing and adding to the school's offer for PE and sport, spending should aim to build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils in the future.
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement in:
1. The engagement of pupils in regular physical activity. 60 minutes a day of which 30 minutes should be in school.
2. The profile of P.E. across the school is a tool for whole school improvement.
3. Improved confidence of teachers teaching P.E.
4. A broader range and experience of physical activity on offer.
5. Increased participation in competitive sport.
The schools action plan is updated regularly showing the impact of how money is being spent.
The range of provision the Governors may consider making could include:
Group work with an experienced sports teacher, focused on overcoming gaps in learning
Increased pupil participation in sports through increased curriculum sessions and school clubs (free of charge to parents)
Additional teaching and learning opportunities provided through
Professional development courses
Cover release for professional development
Quality assured CPD modules/materials
Specialist Sports teaching
Qualified Sports coaching
Change 4 Life sports clubs
After School sports clubs
All our work will be aimed at increasing attainment, participation, improving confidence and skills and encouraging a life-long love of sport together with an understanding of the positive health benefits participation in sports activities offers.
Use of the School Sport Premium in 2017-18
In 2017-18, we intend to use the School Sport Premium to:
further improve the quality of our PE lessons at our school through enhanced professional development opportunities for teachers
further develop the new PE curriculum across the school through adding new opportunities for pupils
ensure that staff are able / comfortable to teach all areas of PE and Games to a ‘outstanding’ level
ensure that gifted and talented pupils are given opportunities to extend their abilities
make sure that more children participate and enjoy competitive sport outside of PE and Games lessons
provide a wide range of school clubs (including free clubs) and lunchtime opportunities for orgagnised sport
Maintain the Gold School Games Award
We intend to achieve this through the following:
Write a detailed action plan to ensure the funding is spent effectively
Renew subscription to the All Active Academy
Continue to make use of specialist coaches to work with our children and to model skills and practices to Staff
To ensure that our staff continue to receive high quality CPD
Create stronger links with local schools to increase support for CPD and allow increased opportunities for access to inter school competitions.
Paying for additional sports sessions for pupils in a range of sports
Removing barriers to sport in school.
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