What is the Sport Premium?
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum until 2023 in order to improve the physical education (P.E.) and sport in primary schools.
The primary ‘sport premium’ funding for primary schools has been designed to help schools in a variety of ways.
Our effectiveness in measuring the PE and Sport Premium funding and its impact on outcomes for pupils is referenced through 5 Key Indicators:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officers guidelines recommend that primary school pupils undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school
- The profile of PESSPA being 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
Some of the outcomes we hope to meet these Key Indicators through the ‘sport premium’ funding are:
- improvements in the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision,including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of
- improve quality of teaching and learning in Primary Physical Education, including more dynamic exercise in lessons
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
- support and involve the less active children by offering a variety of sports activities both within the school day and as extra-curricular activities
- provide increased opportunities for taking part in sport competitions in order to increase pupils’ participation in school games
- organise sports activities with other schools and sports clubs.
Sacred Heart has developed a number of sports partnerships within the local community in order to enhance the provision offered to our pupils. Currently the school has programmes with: Manchester United Football Club, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Sale Sharks Rugby Club and Northern Tennis Association.
Reports on Sports Premium Funding are shown below: