PE and Sport Premium
Sports Premium Funding Information 2021/2022
What is the Sports Premium?
The Government has provided funding for school PE & Sport. The 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 Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. From 2017- 2018 each school will receive £16000 plus £10 per pupil. Pilling St John’s CE Primary School will receive a total of £16950 over the academic year, paid in two instalments. Schools have to spend their Sports Premium funding on improving the provision of PE & Sport but have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.
Objective of Sports Premium at Pilling St John’s CE Primary School
The money is aimed to be used to improve school sport and PE. Schools can decide which is the best way to use the money, depending on their school.
At Pilling St John’s, we are strongly committed to PE & Sport and ensuring that all children have the opportunities to develop a wide range of skills. This is evident in the wide range of activities that we offer, including being involved in competitive and non-competitive sports. We recognise the importance of PE & Sport to the health and well-being of our children and the impact the PE curriculum and extra-curricular activities can have on the attitudes, confidence and academic achievement of all children.
How Pilling St John’s CE Primary will use the funding
The funding should be spent on all the children at Pilling St John’s regardless of sporting ability or prowess. The funding should be used to helping with delivering a high-quality P.E curriculum, competitive school sport, inclusion and offering a range of experiences to all the children at Pilling St John’s.
Our school, along with many other primary schools in Wyre and Fylde, has decided to buy into the package put together by the Wyre and Fylde School Sports partnership (WFSSP). We bought into the offer last year and are continuing with the increased our offer to them after seeing benefits from the previous academic year. The funding also assists with travel costs, equipment, kit and any standalone competitions or clubs which are not part of the partnership.
Staff will also benefit from a wide range of continuous professional development opportunities. This will help ensure that improvements to the teaching of PE & Sport are sustainable and that children in years to come will continue to benefit from the government funding.
We continue to provide opportunities for all our children to take part in a wide range of sports competitions, both competitive and non-competitive. In addition to staff led extra-curricular clubs, our children will receive specialist sports coaching in a variety of sports.
This year, our EYFS pupils will receive sports coaching from a qualified sports coach each week. Fleetwood Town sports coach will work with children in EYFS developing movement skills and game tactics. Fleetwood Town are also providing additional PE small group sessions as part of our Covid catch-up interventions based around social, emotional and physical development as well as focusing on attitudes to learning and confidence building.