What is the Primary P.E. & Sport Premium?
In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England - The Primary PE & Sport Premium.
This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - is allocated to primary school headteachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
On 6th February 2014 the Prime Minister, committed to continue the funding for the Primary PE & Sport Premium until 2020.
Purpose of funding:
Schools must spend this funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
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.
St Gilbert's is a member of a local sports charity called Inspire+. The charity was set up specifically to support schools develop PE, school sport and leadership in both primary and secondary schools. Details of the charity can be seen on their website www.inspireplus.org.uk
Our membership of Inspire+ includes:
- Access to high quality Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for staff.
- Specialist coaches to work alongside teachers
- CfBT PE support
- Provision for children who are Gifted and Talented in PE/Sport.
- Young Ambassadors (YAs) - Bronze YAs will be responsible for supporting the delivery of quality PE within and outside of school.