SPORT PREMIUM FUNDING
What is ‘PE and Sport Premium funding’?
The government provided additional funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013 to 2017 to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. The funding has been provided to promote and encourage children to participate in a range of physical activity both in and out of school in order to prevent concerning statistics in relation to obesity coming to fruition.
PE and Sport Premium funding has been provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Culture and the Department for Media and Sport. It has been allocated to primary school Headteachers and is ring-fenced to be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.
The Government believes that Headteachers and school leaders should decide how to use the funding for PE and Sports in school. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
• The performance outcomes of all pupils compared with their peers
• The Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular in those areas where specific funding has been provided
• The reports that schools are required to publish online for Parents
In 2017/18 all primary schools will continue to receive funding for PE and Sport. Since the introduction of the PE and Sport Premium, Wragby Primary School has used the funding to employ specialist PE teachers to work alongside staff, using a coaching method. Exemplar planning has been produced, PE sessions have been modelled and taught alongside coaches and strategies for assessment have been shared. Sports clubs, tournaments and competitions have been subsidised allowing a wide range of sports activities to be offered to the children. PE and sporting equipment has continued to be audited, replaced and enhanced.
How are the Governors involved?
The Governors receive updates on the way in which this funding is used and its effectiveness.
What should children wear for PE & Sport?
At Wragby School children are expected to wear PE kit consisting of a white t-shirt or polo shirt, black or navy shorts. In winter months, children can also wear black or navy jogging bottoms. An appropriate pair of trainers or plimsolls should also be worn.
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