PE & Sport Premium Grant
In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.
Funding will be allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils, including: primary, middle, special and non- maintained special schools, academies and pupil referral units from 1 September 2013. A typical primary school will receive about £9,250 annually in the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15. At Barnwood we received £8,930 in 2014/15 and £8,925 in 15/16, £8,920 in 16/17 and anticipate receiving £17,000 amount for 2017/18.
Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy, safe lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
OUR SCHOOL PLAN
At our school we are planning to invest this additional funding into a sustainable development programme. At the end of the funding period our staff delivering PE will be more confident and competent, and our students will have access to additional and extending PE and sport opportunities. As a whole school we will offer healthy lifestyle programmes including new clubs for our least active pupils and the more able performers will be extended to their full potential.
As part of our school plan, the grant will be spent in the following ways:
- Purchasing extra sports equipment to make sure all lessons are fully resourced and to enable additional sports to be taught
- Purchasing sports kit for school teams and additional kit to ensure all children can take part in PE lessons
- Providing additional after-school sports clubs so that more children are able and encouraged to participate
- Paying subscription fees to give wider access to inter school competitions and training opportunities for staff
- Participating in inter-school competitions including providing transport at no cost to the children participating
- Resources for playground games & activities
- Providing cover to release teachers for professional development in PE/sport
- Paying for high quality training courses for staff so that they have the skills and knowledge needed to teach a wide range of sports to our pupils and are also able to share their expertise with colleagues
- Ensuring the school is well prepared for delivering the new PE curriculum
We are committed to using this resource to ensure all pupils have access to high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting participation, competitions and clubs.
GLOUCESTER SCHOOL SPORTS NETWORK
There will be opportunities throughout the year to participate in some of the Gloucester School Sports Network organised activities, for example
- Pupil participation festivals and events ( Dance, KS1 Christmas, Easter and Summer Multi Skills)
- Pupils competition - Cross country / Gymnastics / Rugby / Hockey / Swimming gala / Athletics / Rounders
- Staff continual professional development - High Quality Physical Education / Sport Specific
- Curriculum support - activities as required
Please refer to the link to see the full range of opportunities that the Gloucester School Sports Network has on offer. http://www.gssn.co.uk
The impact of the Sport Premium will be assessed in a variety of ways including:
- Quality of teaching
- Quality of learning – pupil attainment and achievement
- Variety and number of sports introduced
- Accessibility to and attendance at after school sports clubs
- Participation in inter-school competitions
- Pupils’ awareness & adoption of healthy lifestyles
- Readiness for the introduction of the new curriculum (planning, assessment & resources)
- By listening to pupil and parental views on the sport provision at the school
A base-line assessment has been made and further assessments will be made at the end of each academic year.