At St Ignatius, 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.
Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.
Primary School’s Sports Funding
Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government has provided funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 & 2015/16 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years – here at St Ignatius Catholic Primary School that will mean around £8500 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. Here at school we aim to make the sporting improvements (gained through the sports premium grant) sustainable through improving the skill set off staff by high quality CPD; the development of a sports apprentice to model and disperse sporting skills throughout lessons and playtimes; rigorously evaluate the effectiveness of services bought into/ collaborations joined and closely monitor the uptake and impact of sports activities on the positive well-being of the children.
Purpose of the funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
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 after school sports clubs
- Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
- Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
- Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and residential visits
Click this link to see how we have spent our allocation:
Swim England and members of the Curriculum Swimming and Water Safety Review Group have welcomed new rules that require schools to publish swimming attainment levels. The new condition is part of updated guidance from the Department for Education regarding PE and sport premium funding. From this year, schools will be required to publish how many Year 6 pupils have met the national curriculum requirements relating to swimming and water safety. The data below represents swimming attainment levels in our current y6 class.