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 2018/2019 allocation was £19,480, we are still awaiting the final figure for our allocation 2019/2020.
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 are targeting 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 2018/19 academic year we used 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. At the end of the year 40% of the children were able to competently swim over 25m.
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: