What is it and where has it come from?
The former Prime Minister, David Cameron announced that the Government will commit funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium to 2020, with £750m to be invested over the course of the next parliament.
The investment builds on the £150m a year ring fenced funding currently committed for schools until 2016 to increase primary PE and sport opportunities. This is ring fenced funding – allocated directly to primary schools across England, and it became effective in September 2013.
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.
How will Ashfield Infant & Nursery School be spending it’s allocation?
At our school, sport is something we are very proud of. Children have rich and varied opportunities to take part in sport for fun, personal achievement and development, physical development and competition. We are extremely well resourced. Teachers and coaches who deliver PE in Curriculum time, and who facilitate extra-curricular sporting opportunities are passionate about what they do and help our children to achieve in all areas of sport and physical activity. However, there are always ways we can improve our provision and practice. The additional Sports and PE Funding will help us greatly.
We plan to:
- Use specialist coaches to work with groups of children
- Use specialist coaches to work alongside teaching staff to improve their skills and knowledge and provide professional development opportunities for teachers
- Improve the quality of teaching and learning
- Purchase equipment and resources to enhance our teaching and learning in this area
If you have any good ideas or want to know more about our School Sports and PE funding please feel free to speak to our Sports and PE Coordinator Miss Jones.
- The Impact Forecast for 2017-2018 is under review and will be updated here shortly.
- The Impact Forecast for 2016-2017 Sports Funding 1617.
Sports Plus Testimonial
Testimonial from The Regional Manager for the Sports Plus Scheme, Sam Alsop
We have been working very closely with Ashfield Infant and Nursery School for over a year by delivering Physcial Education throughout the school. Sports Plus Scheme work in over 200 schools across the UK and we can count Ashfield as one of the friendliest environments for children to learn and progress in PE. The school staff and children are extremely helpful and polite which makes our job so much easier.
We have covered a number of key areas over the academic year during physical education lessons, such as gymnastics, invasion games (hockey/rugby), dance (breakdance/Bhangra) and athletics. This has been further enforced with lunch time activities such as balance ability bikes and after school clubs. The children have a high ability level with a number of children being gifted and talented in sport. The children have gained new experiences while developing their own abilities. We hope to continue our great working relationship with the school for many years to come.