For several years the Government has provided additional primary school sport funding in order to improve the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to schools to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. All state-maintained schools, academies, middle schools, special schools and pupil referral units which have primary aged pupils receive the funding.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. We will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents/carers and others are made fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at Lakenham Primary School.
All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Smaller schools will receive £500 per pupil.
Spending the Sports Premium funding:
We believe in a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all and encourage collaboration and partnership working to make the best use of resources and enhance PE and sport provision in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils.
We have undertaken a PE and School Sport audit and have created a Sports Premium Action Plan to raise standards and participation levels in PE throughout the school.
Our rationale for the use of Sports Premium funding, which the Governors have are that it must be used so that:
- all children benefit regardless of sporting ability
- staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development
- the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments with other schools
- we make use of collaborative and partnership working
- any spending / investment must have a legacy and / or be sustainable
The impact of Sports Premium funding is reported to the school governing body.