Sports Premium Funding
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