What is the PE and Sports Grant?
The Education Funding Agency is providing additional funding to each school 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 allocated to Primary School Headteachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
GLPNS PE and Sports Grant
Funding for schools is calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January 2016. For this academic year GLPNS will receive £9,640.
Purpose of funding
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.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
- hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
- supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional clubs
- paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
- providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
- running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in School Games
- buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
- providing some places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
- pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.
Funding Plans for 2016/2017
- Sports clothing: £200
- KSSP (Kingston Schools Sports Partnership) competition programme: £535
- Updating and replenishing PE equipment: £1838
- Release time for the sports leader to organise competitions and support with planning and teaching: £1000
- Attendance at PE conferences and training: £1000
- Staff CPD throughout the year:£2500
- Forest School training : £1500
- Provide places for identified pupils for after school sports clubs: £500
- Transport to sporting events: £33
- Running Forest School sessions: £534
Impact of previous years spending of PE and sports premium
Coaches-All staff attended CPD for Gymnastics which included the modelling of different skills and techniques that staff are able to apply to their own gym lessons.
Netball and basketball coaching has led to increased numbers in after school clubs for these sports. Teachers are also now equipped to apply these skills and games to other areas of the PE. curriculum.
School Clubs-An increased number of clubs were made available to the children leading resulting in an in increased percentage of children participating in clubs.
Awards-The overall increased participation of sport for the school has result in GLPNS being awarded the ‘School Games’ Bronze awarded 2015/16.
Competitions-The number of interschool competitions the children have been supported to enter have increased sports participation and as a result GLPNS no sites higher in the ranking for Kingston Schools participation.
Equipment-This has been replenished and replaced throughout the year ensuring that teachers have appropriate equipment to use during PE session maximising children’s participation and waiting times for children.
'When I visited Green Lane for my interview, I was impressed by the indoor and outside space that the children have for their PE lessons. As well as the fact that children get the opportunity to learn to swim in years 1, 3 and 5.
The school recognizes the importance of PE and sport alongside other areas of the curriculum, as a valuable part of children's development and well-being. I look forward to continuing to work hard and seeing PE within Green Lane grow.
I enjoy teaching PE as well as gym club and helping out with cross country running club every week. There is a buzz which is beginning to grow and I can see really fantastic things to come with PE in our school.
Mrs Jonsson – Year 3 teacher and sports champion for GLPNS
‘Green Lane Primary School sport is going from strength to strength. The increasing involvement in competitions will only serve to develop the pupils as a whole which is what we are all about at Green Lane. The outside coaches have helped to develop in - house P.E. lessons which is the only way to grow the potential of our pupils.
I am very excited for the prospects of our school over the next couple of years.’
Charlie - Year 4
“I like PE because it keeps me fit and keeps my brain working. We have been learning how to pass and block in netball. I had the chance to in the Year 4 football competition and I loved it’’
Juliana – Year 2
“I think sports are really really good and healthy for you. I am doing a lot of running and training for football at school this year’’
Ishaan – Year 4
“I think Green Lane sports is very active, I enjoy playing exciting and competitive games in PE and representing my school in football competitions”
Bella - Year 6 (Sports Leader)
“We do lots of fun and exciting sports activities. I really enjoy outdoor sports like football and rugby and I am looking forward to helping KS1 children with sports at lunchtimes as a sports leader!”