Sports Premium Funding
PE and Sport Premium Report 2022-2023
Vision for the PE and Sport Premium:
All pupils leaving primary school should be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
The 5 key areas of improvement:
The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.
Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
increased participation in competitive sport.
Swimming and Water Safety
Swimming is an important skill and can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. We currently provide swimming instruction in all of key stage 2 .The programme of study for PE sets out the expectation that pupils should be taught to:
swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke].
perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Ofsted assesses how primary schools use the primary PE and sport premium. They measure its impact on pupil outcomes, and how effectively the Standards and Performance Committee hold school leaders to account for this.
Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per year for academic years 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 schools.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Mere Brow Primary School has bought into the West Lancs Schools Sports' Partnership (WLSSP) to provide further sporting coaches every week.
We will spend the additional funding on improving provision of PE and sport.
We have 'bought in' additional swimming sessions this coming school year to go swimming at Tarleton Academy for the Autumn and Spring terms.
As parents are aware, we have provided many varied opportunities for the children to receive major games coaching in recent terms, street dance, tennis, golf, cricket, etc which are featured in our Newsletters. We have a range of after school sports activities that are available due to the time generously given by the staff and voluntary helpers also.
Our allocation of £8 000 plus £8 per pupil, will be spent in a variety of ways:
- hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with teachers when teaching PE
- supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional 'Change4Life' 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 the School Games
- buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
- providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and or holiday clubs
From September 2013, we will be held to account over how we spend our additional, ring-fenced funding.
Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE is assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.
This year Ofsted will carry out a survey reporting on the first year’s expenditure of additional funding and its impact.
Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.
The additional funding will be paid to eligible schools annually