The government currently provides additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated to primary school head teachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Schools should use the funding to:
- Develop or add to the PE and sport opportunities and activities which we already offer.
- Provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
- Hire specialist PE teachers / qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- Support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
- run sport competitions and increase pupils’ participation in sports activities with other schools.
- Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
There are five key indicators which schools should expect to see improvement across:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 – 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
- The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
- Increased participation in competitive sport.
The information below explains how the school invests this money in school sport and pupil health and wellbeing. It outlines our yearly allocations including how we have spent previous years allocations and our intentions for the current academic year. It outlines the impact we have had so far and the ways in which we are ensuring sustainability of our strategy.
Impact of the Sport Premium on Children at St Peter’s
At St Peter’s School, we have researched and identified several areas which we aim to improve and enhance, using PE and Sport Premium funding, participation rates and achievement for all pupils in PE, sport and physical activity. We have developed an action plan to ensure this funding is invested to maximise the long-term impact of our PE, sport and physical activity provision for pupils and staff.
Funding received through the sports premium has resulted in the following impact on pupils and their sports provision at St Peter’s CE Primary School:
- We are a fully active member of the Harrogate School Sports Partnership, frequently attending sports fixtures and festivals including remote competitions during COVID .
- We have an established link with St Aidan’s High School PE Department who provide high quality professional development and team teaching in school.
- Achievement of the Gold School Games Award which recognises the high quality provision of active and competitive sport in school, links with sports clubs and participation in a wide range of sports.
- Equipment purchasing and replenishment ensures that the ‘one each’ principle of PE resourcing remains in all national curriculum PE activities.
- Funding has contributed to developing a wider range of after school extra-curricular provision for example *
- Funding has contributed to the development of our curriculum offer using REAL PE to support all staff to deliver high quality curriculum PE.
School Games Mark
We are delighted to announce that we, St Peter’s, have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year. The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success. We are extremely proud of our children for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport.
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Sustainability of the School’s Sport Strategy
School leaders have implemented a strategy for school sport that is aspirational and sustainable over time and will leave a legacy beyond the funding. We ensure that our use of funding is sustainable through:
- Team teaching with specialists to enable all staff to learn the skills of teaching PE alongside a specialist. This enriches PE lessons with the Sports teacher and enables class teachers to confidently lead learning in a wide range of PE lessons independently of the Sports teacher. Accompanying lesson plans and notes allow for teachers to teach follow up lessons independently and build a resource bank for the future.
- Deployment of existing staff to lead the school’s sport provision. This safeguarded position within the school ensures that emphasis is placed on all pupils within our small school having the opportunity to access Level 2 and 3 competition within the area.
- Training staff in key priority areas such as Gymnastics, Active Maths and the effective leadership of PE and school sport ensures the St Peter’s have access to effectively trained staff who can team teach and disseminate training to others.
- Investing in playground equipment and outdoor features that are long lasting ensures opportunities to be active at playtime will be available for many years after the allocation to fund them is spent.
PE Premium Principles
- The money will directly impact on the quality of teaching and learning in PE lessons and broaden the range of school sport opportunities for pupils.
- The focus of all funded improvements will be sustainability.
- Funding will be directed towards the professional development of teaching and support staff to develop their ability to deliver high quality PE and school sport.
- Through team teaching with specialist PE teachers and coaches alongside staff training sessions, and the gaining of recognised coaching qualifications, staff will improve their subject knowledge and ability to deliver high quality PE and school sport.
- The ongoing upskilling of staff will contribute to ensuring improvements are sustainable.
- Funding will be targeted to ensure provision for all learners provides appropriate levels of challenge and support through clubs, competition and extended sports provision.
- Funding will also be targeted at ensuring facilities and resources are of the highest possible quality encouraging the widest range of possible opportunities e.g. enough equipment to ensure active participation from all pupil throughout all aspects of a PE lesson, together with equipment to provide opportunities to take part in non-traditional school sports e.g. tchoukball and table tennis. By investing in high quality equipment and facilities with long term guarantees opportunities will be sustainable.
- Funding will be targeted to ensure the rurality of our school location does not negatively impact on the opportunities for our pupils. It will also be used to ensure equality of opportunity in relation to attendance at wider sporting opportunities.
- Funding will facilitate the development of the leadership of PE across our school. This will ensure that leadership is strong enough for continued improvement beyond the years of funding.
St Peter’s PE Premium Funding Reports
PE Premium Report 2022-2023
PE Premium funding 2021-2022
PE Premium Report 2020-2021