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Gorefield Primary School

PE and Sport Funding

2018-19 Overview

In April 2016, the Government announced a continuation of funding for Physical Education (PE) and sport until 2020.  This funding is used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision. The funding is for the period 1 September 2018 – 31 August 2019.  This funding is ring fenced to be used for sport specific areas to make an impact in Physical Education and Sport in schools. We are also required to report on the progress of swimming by the time the children leave in Year.

Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and Sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.  Our additional Sports Funding is used alongside our main funding both to bring in sports expertise into the curriculum and beyond, and to support our training.

The total anticipated amount allocated to the school for the academic year 2018 to 2019 is £8 000 plus £5 per pupil aged 5-11. Number of eligible children is 112.

Total funding = £8 560 .

How will money be spent on sport this academic year?

  • To improve teaching and learning in sports. By providing specialist sports coaches to improve the teaching and learning in PE and games lessons. (Anticipated cost £5400) 
  • To support children in lunchtime choices in sports with a play supervisor on two days lunchtimes a week across the school. (Anticipated cost £1350) 
  • To widen participation, encouraging the least active children to attend by providing after schools for each day for a range of sports, gymnastics or dance. (£1350)
  • To provide opportunities for inter-school tournaments per term, an annual walking event beyond the school and to support an action adventure residential for upper key stage 2 children.(£460)

The impact of the expenditure.

Children learnt six different sports in the course of the year and were able to extend their skills through after school clubs and tournaments with local schools. In addition, children were involved in after gymnastics. 

82% of our Year 6 cohort 2017 – 18 who could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. 82% could use a range of strokes effectively. 75% could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations? The school has chosen not choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming as this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements.