PE and Sports Premium

Report on the Use of Funding to Develop PE at Lower Park

The government is providing additional funding for all academic years until 2020. It is to be used to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school headteachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have have the freedom to choose how they do this.

In 2016, the school was alloctaed £9212.00 for the following academic year and spent £9774.56.

Lower Park used the Sports Premium Funding in 2016 - 2017 in the following way:

• Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE

• Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport

• Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport

• Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games

• Costs to enable orienteering (Dovedale), high ropes and canoeing (Menai)

• Buying resources and maintaining existing resources that will enhance PE provision at Lower Park

• Developing more active PE provision at lunchtimes

Lower Park already has a wonderful record of inter-school sports competition which is varied and extensive. Lower Park children are winners of area competitions including Cross Country, Football, Swimming, Athletics and semi-finals of the Tennis competition.

We participate in other inter-school activities such as Tag- rugby and Tri golf.

Our weekly after-school sports activities include football for all ages, netball, karate, multi-sports and and tennis clubs. 

On four of our residential visits, outdoor pursuits features prominently so that all children experience climbing, orienteering, hill walking, high ropes, canoeing.

 

Report on the Use of Funding to Develop PE at Lower Park

The government has increased funding in 2017. It is still to be used to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools and with the increased funding, will allow greater diversity of its use.

This funding is still ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

In 2017 - 2018, the school has been allocated £18420.

The funding will be used to:

  • Buy a planning and assessment scheme that will provide continuity and progression in PE and Games throughout the school
  • Enrich games lessons and developing teachers' skills by commisioning sports coaches (Progressive Sports) to introduce new sports such as lacrosse, archery and basketball.
  • Provide outdoor games activities for children at lunchtimes facilitated by professional coaches (Progressive sports).
  • Pay for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • Costs to enable orienteering (Dovedale), high ropes and canoeing (Menai)
  •  Buying resources and maintaining existing resources that will enhance PE provision at Lower Park
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