What is the Sports Premium?
The government started providing new and substantial primary school sport funding in 2013/14 of £150 million per annum. The funding was jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and has seen money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school receives £16,000 a year plus an extra £10 for each pupil in Years 1 to 6. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. For the current academic year (2023/24) the school will receive £17,730.
Purpose of the funding
All schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how we do it.
At Chew Stoke Church School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. In addition, we believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.
Use of the funding at Chew Stoke Church School
The money is used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability. We will continue to place a high priority on our PE provision and, as such, have invested in additional staffing and resources to further enhance the PE curriculum as well as extra-curricular sports during lunch time and after school clubs. Some of the money will also be used to buy new resources.
Other uses of the funding:
- To employ specialist PE teachers to work alongside staff.
- To pay for cover to enable staff to undertake professional development opportunities.
- For membership of the local School Sports Partnership (SCSSP) who provides competitions, festivals, tournaments CPD and network meetings for PE subject leaders.
- For access to the School Sports Co-ordinator who delivers sports festivals/ tournaments within our cluster of schools.
- To provide high quality training for adults who run after school clubs and assist in organising school sports events e.g. hockey club.
- Provide a subsidy for those in need, to provide places in after-school sports clubs.
- Pay for transport to and from sporting events and activities that cannot be held at our own school.