Sports Premium Grant

The government announced funding to support the delivery of PE and School Sport. Through the previous success of the School Sports Partnership programme and a commitment to ensure continued high standards of delivery in PE and School Sport, there is a desire to continue to provide a coordinated level of support to enhance the delivery of PE and School Sport.

The government funding is ring fenced only to be spent on sport. The outcome is to improve teaching and learning. Ofsted have strengthened its coverage of sport within the Inspectors’ Handbook and supporting guidance, so that schools and inspectors are clear about how sport will be assessed in future as part of the overall provision offered by the school. The revised handbook will ask inspectors to consider: “How well the school uses its Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of its PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performances levels they are capable of.”

Specifically, the Ofsted guidance for inspectors’ states:

Inspectors should consider the impact of the new primary school sport funding on pupils’ lifestyles and physical wellbeing by taking account of the following factors:

* the increase in participation rates in such activities as games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and athletics

* the increase and success in competitive school sports

* how much more inclusive the physical education curriculum has become

* the growth in the range of provisional and alternative sporting activities

* the improvement in partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners

* links with other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement and their greater social, spiritual, moral and cultural skills

* the greater awareness amongst pupils about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities that undermine pupils’ health.

How much do schools get?

Each school receives £16,000 plus £10 per pupil for pupils in years 1-6.

How is it spent?

The aim of the funding is to improve the quality and breadth of our PE and sporting provision and to meet these criteria we have identified a number of key priorities which include; investing in continual professional development for our staff; increasing the competitive opportunities available to all pupils; working in partnership with other schools (including Uffculme School) to share expertise and resources and offering new and varied sporting opportunities for our pupils.

How will we know it’s working?

We will carry out reviews on progress and audit and assess needs across the school.