What is the PE and Sport premium?
The PE and Sport Premium is funding provided to schools in addition to main school funding. The funding is ‘ring-fenced’ and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.
The funding is provided jointly by the Departments of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, reflecting how the impact of the funding is intended improve pupil outcomes in each of these areas. Schools decide for themselves how the funding is to be spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be provided to enhance the provision of PE and Sport within the school. Schools will be held accountable for how the additional funding is used.
The following information provides an overview of how we use the sports funding at Fosse Primary.
Fosse Primary School Sports Premium Funding 2018-19 – Draft statement
At Fosse Primary School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
We also believe that children’s mental health is as important as their physical health in enabling them to become happy and successful learners. We hope to use a proportion of our funding in 2019-20 to support pupils’ mental health through working in partnership with Place2Be, a counselling service.
In 2019-20 we will be increasing the amount of opportunities that pupils have to take part in competitive sport. For example, children in Key Stage 2 will have the opportunity to take part in the city cross country championships for the first time.
We use our Sports Premium Funding in a variety of ways in order to improve sports provision at Fosse.
Sports Coach: historically, the majority of our expenditure on PE and Sports has been spent employing a full time sports specialist coach to ensure that PE and Sport is taught to an expert level at all times. The sports coach’s annual salary is partially paid by use of the sports fund.
Transport: one of our fundamental issues is ensuring that we are able to transport pupils to and from extended school activities. Hiring mini busses to transport pupils to and from sporting events has cost upwards of £2,000 a year.
Pool hire: we have hired a local pool for swimming club at a cost of £900.
Sports Coaches: additional coaches have been employed for short periods of time for sports such as badminton and tri-golf as well as coaches from Leicester City FC, Leicester Riders Basketball and Leicester Tigers RFC. While this is sometimes free, there is sometimes a need to provide extra cover costing approximately £1,000 a year.
Premiership stars programme: In partnership with the premier league and Leicester City football club supporting fundamental movement and physical literacy in the curriculum, Leicester City coaches deliver a programme to Key stage 2 students as well as 2 after school clubs. This comes at a cost of £2,400 per annum.
CPD: The sports coach has been supported to complete a diploma in education course and BA in Education – information from these about effective PE teaching will be cascaded to all teaching staff.
We will be ensuring that our use of the Sports Premium Funding is having a positive impact through measuring the increased participation in sports clubs and increased involvement in competitive sport.Sport Premium Funding 2019-20