Primary Sports Funding
Emerson Valley and Merebrook School are in collaboration, however, they both receive separate ‘Sports Premiums ‘each year. To review the funding and what we have spent the money on this year in both schools please follow the links below:
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil – here at Emerson Valley School we have been given a total budget of £20,620 to use for sport.
Recently the government have committed to funding the primary school Sports Premium up until 2020 – an investment worth £750 million and something we are very happy to hear at Emerson Valley School, with sport being very important to us.
Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through: purchasing new sports equipment, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver quality PE sessions.
To review our funding and what we have spent the money on this year please see our Sports Premium report attachment below.
The four objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding are:
- To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE for generalists, so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports
• To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence
• To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport, and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce
• Schools understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement – bring in equipment to aid this
The 5 Key Indicators:
- Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity.
- Profile of PE and sport is raised across the school.
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and Sport.
- Broader experience of a range of sports.
- Increased participation in competitive sport.
Raising attainment in primary school swimming:
The premium can be used to fund the professional development and training that are available to schools to train staff to support high quality swimming and water safety lessons for their pupils. The premium may also be used to provide additional top-up swimming lessons to pupils who have not been able to meet the national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety after the delivery of core swimming and water safety lessons. At the end of key stage 2 all pupils are expected to be able to swim confidently and know how to be safe in and around water. Schools are required to publish information on the percentage of their pupils in year 6 who met each of the 3 swimming and water safety national curriculum requirements.