From the academic year 2013-2014, the Government introduced additional funding to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools.
The funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health & Culture, Media & Sport. It is ring-fenced and can only be spent on provision of PE and sport. Schools have the freedom to choose how they spend it.
For the academic year 2015-2016, the funding allocation is £8,150.
Below is an overview of how we have decided to use this funding since it’s inception.
We have employed a specialist PE teacher to:
- Teach PE in every year group
- Establish a programme of paired teaching, where the specialist works with every class teacher to deliver a dance unit
- Ensure our participation in cluster sports festivals
- Organise inter-house competitive sports matches
- Run after school PE and sporting clubs: high fives, gymnastics and cricket
- Update delivery of the PE curriculum
- Organised for Teaching Assistants and children to attend The Change for Life course
- Overhaul and revamp sports day
- Create an inventory of PE resources and identify gaps
- Arrange for our Able Gifted and Talented (AGAT) children to attend a moderation morning at a feeder secondary school
- Creation of Sports Leaders
- Procure appropriate additional resources including gym mats and sports kit
The impact of this is:
- The quality of PE delivery has increased significantly
- Non-PE teaching staff have increased confidence to deliver both gymnastics and dance units
- The range and quality of resources available to all year groups continues to improve
- Children now have opportunities to take part in more competitive sports
- An increased number of children are participating in after school clubs
- Children experience a greater range of both cooperative and competitive activities during sports day
- Staff are now more able to access equipment and resources
- AGAT children are more formally recognised
- Continued Professional Development (CPD) for both PE specialists and non-PE specialists
For more information please look at the following links:
St Michael’s Monitoring and Evaluation of PE Funding: Monitoring and evaluation of PE funding July 2015
Government policy: sports participation here