PE & Sports Funding
Up until the academic year 2019/2020, the Government has committed to giving all schools an annual sum of money to allow them to develop sports provision and help increase pupil participation in sporting activity. The national vision is for “All pupils leaving primary school [to be] physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.”
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 funding enables us to continue to extend our provision for all our pupils and develop confidence and competence in staff. In a staff survey (July 2015), teachers felt that PE had been greatly improved due to the input of funding and felt more confident teaching the subject as their training needs were being met.
The money currently equates to £8000 per school per year plus an additional £5 per child. In academic year 2017 / 18, we will receive £9,070. To support our wider vision and plans for PE and sport, we plan to spend the grant in the ways identified below.
In 2017 / 18 Cheadle Heath Primary School will allocate 64% of our funding to the Stockport Schools Sports Partnership (SSSP) to enable our pupils to compete in inter-school sporting competitions and events. In addition, SSSP supports subject leaders with up to date training and professional development opportunities for school staff e.g. CPD courses, staff meetings and support with the delivery of the curriculum.
2017 / 18 Priorities
Our priorities for spending this year’s Sports Premium Funding include:
- Improving teachers’ subject knowledge and experience through buying in a specialist P.E. teacher to work alongside staff when teaching PE (KP4).
IMPACT: staff up skilled and have increased access to professional development opportunities
- Extending provision so that an increased number of pupils participate and compete in sport competitions and events, including the cost of transport to venues. (KP2)
IMPACT: pupils given increased opportunities to participate in a wider range of inter-school competitions
- Sourcing and providing a range of P.E. related curriculum enrichment opportunities. (KP3/4)
IMPACT: pupils participate in sporting opportunities, which otherwise may not be possible. This will give opportunities for pupils to represent the school, the local Edgeley cluster and the borough of Stockport in different sporting events.
- Providing increased opportunities for pupils to participate in a variety of after school and lunch time sports clubs including Change4Life. (KP3)
IMPACT: develop pupil’s enjoyment of P.E. and improve their health and well-being with a focus on increasing physical activities during the school week
- Enhancing the provision for SEND. (KP2)
IMPACT: inclusion enhanced and pupils with SEND given opportunities to participate at a competitive level
- Supporting the development of an active lunchtime playground including zoning the playground and equipping the Playpod (KP3)
IMPACT: reduction in the number of lunchtime incidents and increased activity over the lunchtime period
Click on this link to view our ongoing 3 year tracker showing our plans for sport in school, improvements made and details of how the sports premium grant is being spent. We monitor the impact of each identified area, RAG rate each aspect and report on the impact that the funding has had before establishing future priorities to develop PE & sport at Cheadle Heath Primary School.