Schools and Academies receive additional funding to target sports development allocated on a yearly basis. The grant is a joint initiative provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport.
The 2019/2020 allocation was £19,580.
it is essential that actions supported by PE and Sports funding are sustainable. Therefore we focus spending around staff development, purchasing equipment that will be maintained over time and introducing pupils to new sporting opportunities. In 2019/20 we targeted the improvement of our PE provision by:
- continuing to use specialist coaches to both teach children and support staff skills development;
- broadening our PE curriculum by introducing a variety of exciting new sports (including yoga, street dance and many more!);
- providing resources in order to enhance current provision, particularly in gymnastics.
At the end of the 2019/20 academic year we intended to use some of our Sport Funding to give those children in Year 6 who had not yet learned to swim the opportunity to attend additional swimming sessions. This intention was significantly impacted by COVID-19 measures and the closure of schools. As a result Y6 children were unable to have the intensive sessions planned for summer 2020 and on leaving school only 20% had met the required standard (able to use a range of strokes effectively; perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situation).
PE and Sport Premium Funding and its impact are reviewed at the end of the school academic year and published within the PE and Sport Premium Funding Report the following autumn.
Reviews from previous spending can be found below, which include the impact of the funding on pupil participation: