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PE at Athelstan School

As you may be aware Prime Minister David Cameron has announced a renewed package of funding for PE and school sport. Through a new 'Sport Premium' the Government is providing £150 million in each of the next two years to support the delivery of PE and sport in primary schools.

This funding will be ring fenced, and will be allocated directly to primary schools across England, providing them with dedicated resources to buy in invaluable expertise and support. Each individual primary school will be able to determine what they believe to be the most appropriate use of this funding, Funding will be allocated through a lump sum for each school this will be dependent on its size.

In order to ensure all young people have access to high quality PE, we as a school will be required to publish details of our sporting provision on our website. It is on our school website that you will be able to see exactly what we offer in terms of PE and School sport both in and out of curriculum time.

Our aims for the next 3 years in PE and Sport in School

We want to make full use of this fantastic opportunity. We want to maximise the potential of the funding by ensuring that we can sustain the high quality delivery of PE in and out of school. We will allocate some of the funding to provide support and training for each member of our teaching staff to obtain a nationally recognised coaching qualification, across a variety of sports. That member of staff will then be responsible for overseeing their specific sport. They will publish information on the website of how the sport is being delivered in school and will take children to inter school competitions when they arise. They will provide training to other members of our staff which will be invaluable for our own professional development.

We will be inviting professionally qualified coaches into school to work with children. The response from our children to opportunities such as this is always very positive so would like to use some funding towards this.

We are currently working towards achieving the silver Sports Kite Mark to prove our commitment to PE and School sport.

We will be participating in many more competitions with other schools and will use some of the money to support these events. Funding will also be used to provide essential resources for all Key Stages.

In addition we will also be providing funding for swimming lessons for children in KS2 as we recognise that there are high percentage of children in our school who are unable to swim. We believe this is a very important life skill as well as a good form of exercise.

Dfe Guidance for the use of Sports Premium in Schools

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

This means that it should be used to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

 For example, schools can use your funding to:

  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
  • provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
  • support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
  • run sport competitions
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools

 Schools should not use your funding to:

  • employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of your core staffing budgets
  • teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum - including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum)

pdfSports Premium Funding September 2016 - July 2017: Detaila of income and expenditure

pdfSport Premium Funding September 2015 - July 2016 Details of income and expenditure

pdfSport Premium Report September 2014 - July 2015 detailing Sport Premium Grant expenditure

pdfSport Premium Report September 2013 - July 2014 detailing Sport Premium Grant expenditure.

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