PE and Sports Funding

The Government has set aside funding of £150 million per annum each academic to provide new, substantial primary school sports funding.  The funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is to improve the provision of PE and school sport and is allocated directly to primary schools. Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best of way using of the money.  All schools receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus £5 per pupil.

At St Bartholomew’s, PE and school sport play a very important part in the life of our school. We believe that they contribute to the holistic development of our children and through participation, our children build on and learn more about our key values such as respect, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others.

The table below shows how we have used the grants received to date:

What do we want to achieve How are we going to achieve it   Impact 14/15

spend

15/16

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16/17

(projected spend)

Develop children’s key life skills At the suggestion of our School Council, we have booked additional pool time to enable our children to go swimming in both Years 5 and 6. Children have greater opportunity to become more water confident which is encouraging more families to go swimming out of school hours £8275 (premium for in-year booking) £5,963 £6,139
Improve the skill levels of teaching staff across a range of sports within school Provide, and build on, programme of training for teachers (led by qualified sports coaches) to help them improve PE and sport in school Continuous professional development tailored to individual needs to ensure good quality PE is taught £1,000 £1,000 £1,000
Develop and encourage team spirit and cooperation among our children as a life skill Compete competitively with other schools in a range of sports as part of the Lewisham Sports Partnership.

These provide regular opportunities for high quality inter school competitions in a range of areas, from basketball to tennis. This year will participate in an all-inclusive multiskills competition to enable even more children to experience the fun of competitive sport.

Raising of self-esteem and confidence for different groups of pupils Nil Nil Nil
Expand our teaching around leading a healthy lifestyle Offer ‘active playgrounds’ where children have access to resources such as balls and rackets and are taught games they can run themselves. General fitness level to improve including daily running which will also support behaviour for learning £125 £364 £330
Develop children’s PE confidence and skills in a fun atmosphere. (From summer 2016) Whole school off-site sports day to be both competitive across the ‘houses’ and within small mixed year group teams. Building on the sense of collaboration across year groups N/A £2,214 £2,500