PE and Sport Premium
Sport Premium Grant
The Government gives substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and ensures money goes directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The purpose of the funding is that schools spend the sport funding in order to improve their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.
This means that schools use the premium to:
•Develop or add to the PE 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
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
•The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
•The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
•Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
•Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
•Increased participation in competitive sport
For example, schools can use their funding to:
•Provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
•Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
•Introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
•Support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
•Enter or run more sport competitions
•Partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
•Increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
•Encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
•Provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum
•Embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching
Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census in January.
The sport funding will be paid for the academic year 2023/24.
Schools will be held to account for how they spend the sport funding. Ofsted has strengthened its coverage of sport and PE within the Inspectors’ Handbook and supporting guidance, so that schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision offered. Ofsted assesses how primary schools use the primary PE and sport premium. They measure its impact on pupil outcomes, and how effectively governors hold school leaders to account for this.
The Leadership Team at Little Sutton will regularly monitor and assess the impact of the funding and report back to the Governing Body.
Academic year 2022/23 (until August 2023)
The school received a grant of £19,620, (consisting of £16,000 standard grant plus £10 per pupil) for primary school sports in the academic year 2022/23. We used the funding to support the provision of improved quality of sports and PE for all pupils.
Expenditure of Funding: Activities selected
Travel to sports events
Swimming catch up
Staff cover to attend events
This enabled the pupils to play football within school.
It encouraged more participation in a sport during playtimes and lunchtimes.
It enabled a range of sports to be taught within PE lessons.
This enabled our teams to take part in sporting fixtures and events.
This has increased participation in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils in the wider community. It has enabled the children to develop resilience, communication and leadership skills, an understanding of importance of teamwork, rules and fair play. Furthermore it has engendered enthusiasm for sport and to continue this outside school and on into secondary school.
This has provided the pupils with a football pitch on the KS1 playground, and two climbing frames for Reception pupils.
The pupils play and climb on the equipment which enables them to be more active at playtimes.
This has celebrated the pupils sporting achievements and motivated them to take part in competitive activities.
This has enabled high quality teaching and learning to take place.
It has enabled staff professional development. They have been able to observe and team teach with experienced, expert PE teachers, to develop their skills, knowledge and expertise.
It has enabled adaptations to be made for the SEND pupils and G&T pupils.
This enabled us to take part in a range of sporting competitions and events.
This enabled bike ability and balance ability to take place.
It enabled professional development opportunities for staff.
Staff cover to attend events and travel costs
The pupils were able to take part in a range of competitions and events.
The pupils were able to represent the school in competitions and events.
Pupils developed their skills, knowledge and understanding of a range of sports.
Pupils were able to apply the skills they have learned within PE lessons and extra-curricular activities.
Swimming catch up
100% of our Y6 pupils achieved their 25 meter swimming certificate.
Academic year 2023/24 (until August 2024)
The school is estimating a grant of £19,620. We expect that the school will receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. This equates to £11,435 from September –March and £8,184 from April –August 2024. We have some money carried forward from the previous year which will be used this year.
Planned expenditure for 2023/2024
Expenditure of Funding: Activities selected
PE Hub Subscription
Specialist Sports coaching for Gifted and Talented pupils
Professional development opportunities (courses/fees, release time)
Transport costs to sporting events
Subscription fees to Sports Partnership opportunities and competitions
The impact of this funding will be analysed and reviewed by the Senior Leadership Team and Governors to ensure that the most effective use of the money is achieved.
Further information about Sports Premium funding can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools