What is the Primary PE and Sports Premium?

The PE and Sport Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

The four objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding are:

  • To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE, so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports;
  • To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence;
  • To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce;
  • Schools understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement.

At Colindale Primary School, we recognise the contribution of PE and sport to the health and well-being of our pupils. 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.

Current year 2016/17

For the academic year 2016-17, our school’s PE Action Plan states that the allocated money of approximately £10,467 (the figure is still to be confirmed by the Local Authority) will be spent in the following ways:

  • Woody’s Sport Academy – coaches will lead extracurricular sport activities and clubs, e.g. gymnastics, kwik cricket, football and athletics. These will take place on five mornings before school hours, one at lunch time and three after school hours;
  • Paying for children’s places at Woody’s Sports Academy Clubs;
  • Equipment for PE lessons, Widening Horizons physical activities and Sport clubs which enabled every child to access and enjoy PE and School Sport;
  • Awards for Sports’ Day competitions, Skipathon and end of year Sport’s Personality Assembly;
  • Sport clothing for PE teachers (e.g. T-shirt and jumper) with the school logo and school name on them;
  • Waterproof sport jackets for sports team when attending competitions;
  • Pupil participation at local sports events;
  • Supply cover to release staff to attend PE and Sport CPD courses.

Previous years’ allocations and expenditures

Year 1: 2013/14

  • Allocation – £10,056;
  • Expenditure:
    • Gymnastics equipment for the PE lessons and after school gymnastics club;
    • Equipment for PE lessons, Widening Horizons physical activities and Sport clubs which enabled every child to access and enjoy PE and School Sport;
    • Supply cover to release staff to attend PE and Sport CPD courses.

Year 2: 2014/15

  • Allocation – £10,088;
  • Expenditure:
    • Sport kits for Football and Netball teams;
    • Jackets for Street Dance Club members;
    • Equipment for PE lessons, Widening Horizons physical activities and Sport clubs which enabled every child to access and enjoy PE and School Sport;
    • Awards for Sports’ Day competitions, Skipathon and end of year Sport’s Personality Assembly;
    • Supply cover to release staff to attend PE and Sport CPD courses.

Year 3: 2015/16

  • Allocation – £10,647;
  • Expenditure:
    • Woody’s Sport Academy – coaches led extracurricular sport activities and clubs, e.g. gymnastics, kwik cricket and football. These took place on three mornings before school hours and one after school hours;
    • Paying for children’s places at Woody’s Sports Academy Clubs;
    • Woody’s Sports Academy – Coaches up skilled staff members during PE lessons through team teaching (I teach, We teach, You teach);
    • Equipment for PE lessons, Widening Horizons physical activities and Sport clubs which enabled every child to access and enjoy PE and School Sport;
    • Awards for Sports’ Day competitions and Skipathon;
    • Supply cover to release staff to attend PE and Sport CPD courses.

Evaluation so far

As a result of this PE Premium funding:

  • children’s participation levels have increased as there is a wider variety of sporting clubs and opportunities to take part;
  • children are more motivated to join morning sport clubs and participate in PE;
  • children are more able to understand the importance of Physical Activity for leading a healthy lifestyle;
  • children have improved skills in a range of sports and PE activities;
  • teachers are more skilled at teaching PE and sports
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