Progress Through Partnership
What is the PE & Sports Premium?
Since 2013-14 the government has provided money to support PE and Sport in primary schools. The funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and goes directly to primary schools for head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Schools receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil (aged 5+) each year.
Purpose of the funding
The money is to be spent on areas that will enhance the basic sport and PE provision in school.Schools can decide how to spend their money but the government does issue guidelines. The Sports Premium cannot be used to release teachers for PPA time..
At Eldwick Primary School.
We have decided to use our funding to up-skill class teachers in the delivery of high quality PE lessons for the benefit of all children. Since September 2013 the money has enabled Mrs Haggar (a long serving member of staff and a PE specialist) to be able to work alongside class teachers to deliver high quality PE lessons. This work is ongoing because new staff join us and others change year groups every academic year.
What has been the impact of this?
There is now a buzz and an open dialogue between colleagues regarding their delivery of PE lessons. Our staff are no longer afraid to ask for advice and are happy to share ideas and success. Mrs Haggar has also learned a lot from working with class teachers, particularly in KS1, and has been able to pass these ideas on. She has also been able to extend our extra curricular sports programme and has increased the number of sports events in which we compete. We now hold School Games Mark Gold.
For full details of her work please see the documents above.