The Government is allocating funding to provide 'new, substantial primary school sport funding'. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. Funding for this school is £8000 + £5 per pupil.
Purpose of funding
Annex A: examples of effective use of PE and sport finding (Inspecting primary school PE and school sport: new funding, Briefing for section 5 inspection, Ofsted)
It is up to schools to determine how best to use this additional funding. Some examples of how schools are intending to use this funding include:
paying the most effective teachers an enhanced allowance to lead improvements in PE and school sport and provide staff training on how to teach PE well employing specialist PE teachers or qualified coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in PE employing a specialist teacher or providing professional development for staff to lead after-school sports clubs for disabled pupils and those with special educational needs providing cover staff to release teachers for professional development in PE and sport procuring quality-assured professional training for staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport paying staff or external sports coaches to run competitions, or to increase pupils' participation in national school games competitions quality assuring the work of sports coaches and instructors employed to coach in PE lessons and after-school sports clubs buying into existing local sports networks such as school sport partnerships or community sports coaching initiatives pooling funding with other local schools to employ a specialist teacher to train existing teachers and teach PE across a cluster of schools pooling funding to employ qualified teaching assistants to provide regular sports tournaments, festivals and competitions for pupils of all ages employing expert advice to evaluate the school's current strengths and weaknesses in PE and sport, and implement plans for improvement providing places for pupils in after-school sport clubs and holiday courses engaging the least active pupils in after school activities, for example 'Change4Life' after school clubs providing high-quality training for volunteers, parents and carers, governors and adults other than teachers to run sports teams, after school clubs and assist in organising large school sports events providing training and payment for midday supervisors to introduce playground games at breaks and lunchtimes employing a local coach to provide weekly after-school sport on the school site and at the local club in the evenings, weekends and school holidays forging links with PE teachers in local secondary schools to help primary staff improve their PE and sports provision establishing strong, sustainable partnerships with local community sports clubs where no links have been made in the past establishing a house system to enable regular, inter-house sports competitions for pupils of all ages paying for transport, pool hire and instruction to provide additional swimming lessons for those pupils unable to swim by the end of Year 6 in small, rural or city schools with limited indoor space for PE, paying for transport and access to indoor leisure facilities for weekly PE lessons providing extra, additional activities such as outdoor and adventurous activities introducing new initiatives such as basic movement skills in the Early Years Foundation Stage, or developing young sports leaders in Key Stage 2 purchasing specialist equipment and teaching resources to develop a non-traditional activity such as rhythmic gymnastics or a new sport such as competitive cycling providing pupils who are gifted and talented in sport with expert, intensive coaching and support.
How will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?
- to appoint a sports manager to co-ordinate activities, clubs and competitions;
- all children benefit, regardless of sporting ability, through school subsidised after-school sport clubs;
- staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development through the Sports partnership;
- sports coaches are bought in to deliver higher level skills across school and introduce children to a broad range of sports.
- Sports Premium 2020-21