Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
PE and SPORTS PREMIUM
What is the PE and Sport Premium?
The Government is doubling the funding that primary schools receive to improve the quality of their PE and sport provision from £160 million to £320 million a year. The PE and Sport Premium is part of a series of programmes led by the Department of Education to improve healthy lifestyles among pupils and tackle childhood obesity. As part of the Childhood Obesity Plan, the DfE is also working with other departments and agencies – including the Department of Health and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – to make sure children are healthy and active. Healthy eating, physical activity and sport not only help tackle childhood obesity, but can also have a positive impact on pupils’ behaviour, attendance, concentration and attainment, helping children to reach their potential.
Each school will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil each year - here at Norfolk Community Primary School this will mean £19,220 this year. The money can only be spent on PE and sport.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport offered and:
Here at Norfolk we are using the funding to:
PE Specialist within school
In our school we are lucky to have a full time PE Specialist, Mr Marsh, who covers all aspects of curricular and extra-curricular PE. Mr Marsh has an Honours Degree in Sport Development and a range of qualifications in football, gymnastics and fundamentals and is partially funded by our Sports Premium funding.
We recognise PE is crucial to the well being and development of our pupils and decided as a school we would invest in a PE Specialist to;
Our Specialist takes a lead role in curriculum PE ensuring every child has a quality experience. Planning is done to a high standard ensuring differentiation and inclusion is considered within each lesson. The planning is available to all members of staff to ensure continuity and delivery are of the highest quality and staff work alongside Mr Marsh in order to support professional development.
Currently Mr Marsh is delivering the Sheffield Gross-motor programme with small groups of pupils throughout school. Children who need extra help with movements of the arms, legs and torso are targeted and the intervention also increases the social well-being of the pupils as they communicate within these groups which increases their confidence within school and especially in the sporting environment. This can also lead to improvements in their fine motor skills.
Mr Marsh has developed links with the local community and our school sport partnership (LINKS) to ensure children have every opportunity to take part in both competitive and non-competitive events in a broad range of sports. The liaison between the community, local agencies and the school partnership is a vital part of a children’s pathway to a positive experience in PE and Sport within life.
Another major part of Mr Marsh’s role is to ensure that we have active break and lunchtimes with fun structured and un-structured activities occurring throughout. Mr Marsh’s leads on activities ensuring social times run effectively and efficiently.