Sports Premium Funding
What is the School Sports Premium Funding?
The Government provides funding directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. This funding is ring fenced and allocated directly to primary schools across England, providing them with a dedicated resource to buy in invaluable expertise and support. Funding is allocated through a lump sum for each school and a per-pupil top-up amount for each child aged 5-11. The premium can only be spent on improving sport and PE provision in schools, but schools have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Some possible uses of the funding include:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE.
- Resources and specialist coaches to provide a broad range of sports clubs.
- investing in new resources and equipment to provide a balanced and progressive PE curriculum.
- Ensuring our staff have access to training courses and professional development.
- Running sport competitions or increasing participation in competitive sports.
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport.
- Providing children with swimming provision to ensure they meet end of KS2 expectations.
- Offering subsidised places for school based holiday clubs.
Ways in which we use our sports premium at Nanpean:
- Hiring a specialist PE TA to support the teaching of PE across the school.
- Working alongside specialist coaches from local professional teams and organisations to offer a wide range of activities.
- Ensuring our provision means all children benefit regardless of sporting ability.
- Leading gifted and talented sports sessions for children across the local area.
- Providing children with the opportunity to compete in cluster and county tournaments.
- Ensuring staff have access to resources and training opportunities, plus continued professional development to improve the quality of teaching and learning in physical education.
- Promoting sporting activities and health and wellbeing initiatives through the curriculum, clubs and school visits.