PE and Sport Premium Funding

At All Faiths’ Children’s Academy, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children.

We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all of our young people.

We believe in the importance of PE/ Sports as a fun, collaborative experience for all pupils, who deserve the highest standard of teaching. Alongside this we believe in the importance of promoting healthy living and ensuring that all pupils, no matter what their ability, participate and enjoy sport. We are also committed to developing the individual talents of those who show ability and we wish to support these pupils to compete to the best of their abilities in a variety of events.

Our school has been focusing on ensuring a positive impact on performance, participation and enjoyment of PE/ Sports for all of our students.

What is the Sports Premium?

Former Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the Government will commit funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium to 2020, with £750m to be invested over the course of the next parliament.

The investment builds on the £150m a year ring fenced funding currently committed for schools until 2020 to increase primary PE and sport opportunities. This is ring fenced funding – allocated directly to primary schools across England, and it became effective in September 2013.

What does the Sport Premium mean for my School?

‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).

We are working closely with Medway Local Authority, TSAT and our PE teacher and have identified key areas through a self -review process to ensure we can meet the high expectations in PE and Sport for our children.

‘Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day’-(DfE June 2013)

Purpose of the funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and Sport, in order to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Port Premium funding. It is the schools that will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

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It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  2. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport

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 Change4life sports clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • Providing cover to release teachers and teaching assistants (TA’s) for development in PE/sport
  • Increasing participation In the inter and intra school games
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • Buying quality equipment to ensure all children are able to participate in PE and sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and residential visits

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Reports will be written and will be updated annually at the end of each academic year to identify the success of the above initiatives and the impact that they have had.
  • Delivery will be monitored by the PE co-ordinator in the first instance. This will be overseen and managed by senior leaders.
  • Monitor the take-up of extra-curricular activities
  • Monitoring will include observations of teaching, drop-ins to clubs run by school staff, and outside agencies to ensure that provision is of high quality
  • Review work will also be carried out by the Howard Partnership who are working to ensure effective delivery through the local sports partnership.

At  All Faiths’ Children’s Academy, we are committed to ensuring that all pupils will receive a minimum of 2 hours of PE per week, delivered by well-trained and enthusiastic teachers and coaches. The sport premium funding is allowing us to develop a sustainable improvement in teacher confidence and a new curriculum based on developing children’s physical literacy skills. Regular staff training opportunities are provided for teachers and teaching assistants (TA’s) to keep them abreast of new initiatives.

Teachers, TA’s and professional coaches provide a wide range of after school clubs, both for team and individual sports. All Faiths’ Children’s Academy has recently begun to take part in local sports competitions and have won the Fair play award during one such competition.