PE & Sports Grants
At Turner Schools we believe that healthy children make progress and achieve well. For this reason we take sport seriously.
What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is allocating funding of £320 million per annum to provide 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 and is allocated based on the number of children in Years 1-6.
Purpose of funding
The funding has been provided to assist in the improvement of PE and sport in schools. The aim is to achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
Department for Education Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium
All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills & motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport they offer. This means that schools should use the premium to:
develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that your school already offers
build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Expectations of school improvement
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following five key indicators:
1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity to promote healthy active lifestyles
2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
5. increased participation in competitive sport
How have Martello Primary School decided to spend the sports funding?
At Martello we have decided to spend the sports funding to increase the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport, raise the profile of sport within the school and increase the participation the children have in competitive sport. Martello has employed a Sports coach who will be upskilling teachers and developing opportunities for a wider variety of sporting opportunities for children through extra curricular activities and the curriculum.
- This report will be updated at the end of each academic year to identify the success of our initiatives and the impact they have had.
- Delivery will be monitored by the PE sports coach in the first instance. This will be overseen by senior leaders.
- Monitoring of teaching through drop-ins and participation in extracurricular activities run by school staff, volunteers and outside agencies to ensure that provision is of high quality.