What is Sports Premium Funding?
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years between 2013 and 2016 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is being allocated to primary school headteachers. The money is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Each school will receive an £8000 lump sum with an additional £5.00 per child aged 5-11, based upon the January 2013 school census. Schools have flexibility on how they use the funding but it should be used to increase and improve physical education available to pupils.
What does this mean for Lomeshaye Junior School?
In our school we intend to use the Sports Premium Funding to improve confidence amongst staff in the delivery of high quality PE lessons across the school. We have employed a specialist PE HLTA to deliver some lessons and have enlisted the support of coaches from Burnley Football Club to provide regular professional development for our own staff.
The funding has also been used to provide additional extra-curriculuar activities and to ensure that pupils in Year 3 can experience outdoor and adventurous education through a one-night residential to Whitehough Education Centre. We feel that this is the most effective and efficient way for the funding to have a long lasting and positive effect on future learning and physical development of children within our school.
Here at Lomeshaye we feel that the funding will help the children to improve individual skills, confidence, self-esteem and attitude towards Physical Education. It is vital that all of our children have opportunities to have fun and enjoy every aspect of Physical Education. As a school we have decided to use the money to:
PE & Sports Premium Funding Expenditure and Impact
Background to the PE & Sports Premium Funding
The government has provided additional funding of £150 million per annum for each academic year since 2013/2014 and has agreed to continue to provide this funding into 2019/2020. The PE & Sports Premium Funding is given to schools to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – has been allocated to Primary School Headteachers.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day
Academic year: 2019/20 Total fund allocated: £19,570.00 Date Updated: July 2020