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 2019. For this academic year GLPNS will receive £ 19,360
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
- funding the use of a minibus to transport children to and from sporting events
Impact of previous years spending of PE and sports premium
Coaches - All staff attended CPD for dance which included the modelling of different skills and techniques that staff are able to apply to their own dance lessons. There were also opportunities for some staff to attend country dancing, gymnastics and netball sessions to improve their subject knowledge. Two teachers participated in the Teacher Training Programme run by Fulham (6 weeks) to improve their delivery of PE.
School Clubs -An increased number and variety of clubs were made available to the children resulting in an increased percentage of children participating in clubs.
Awards-The overall increased participation of sport for the school has resulted in GLPNS being awarded the ‘School Games’ Gold mark two years running; 2017/18 & 2018/19.
Competitions -The number of inter-school competitions the children have been supported to enter have increased significantly sport participation and as a result GLPNS now sites higher in the ranking for Kingston Schools participation (from 17th to 9th place).
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.
Swimming - 46% of pupils in the Year 6 (2018-19) could swim at least 25M unaided, using a range of strokes effectively.
‘It is fantastic! There are so many opportunities for the children to build their resilience, confidence and sportsmanship.’
Joanne Davey (Green Lane Admissions Manager)
Sport at Green Lane gives our children the opportunity to participate in a wide range of competitive and non-competitive activities. Over the last few years, the profile of sport has been raised, resulting in our school achieving the Gold Sports mark two years running.
Graham Fairclough (Outdoor Learning and Forest School Leader)
‘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 in the future.’
Theo – Year 6
‘We have a lot of sporting activities and events at our school. There is a lot of preparation for these events and they are always fun. All these opportunities are allowing students to try new sports.’
Joe - Year 4
'The teams are aways fair and I love playing games at the end'.
Jake - Year 3
I love sport especially football. It's great going places on tournaments.