What is the Sports Premium?
The Government is providing funding to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding’. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, 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. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. In 2019-2020 each school receives £16000 plus £10 per pupil based on the school census data.
The Shrubberies School received £16330 in the Academic Year 2018/2019.
How does this affect The Shrubberies School?
As a school we have established a main aim and mission statement. This statement is as follows:
To encourage all pupils, whatever their learning disability, when they leave Key Stage 2 to be more confident and willing to participate in a range of activities, in order to set the foundations for lifelong physical activity. In order to achieve this statement we plan to use the additional money to
Provide a clear & structured PE curriculum which is consistent & sustainable.
To improve the quality & consistency of provision of PE & help improve staff confidence in their delivery in order to improve levels and standards.
To provide additional indoor or outdoor activities for identified groups of pupils who may not be able to fully access traditional PE lessons.
To establish links with other local schools to widen the opportunities for physical development.
Our intentions for the use of this funding to achieve our aims can be seen in the following working document; this means it will be updated on an on-going basis.
We use an evidence based approach to the allocation of the Sport’s Premium. This plan has been devised with reference to the Public Health England Document, What Works in Schools and Colleges to Increase Physical Activity? A briefing for head teachers, college principals, staff working in education settings, directors of public health and wider partners, October 2015. This document sets out eight principles of good practice. These eight principles have been drawn from an appraisal of the evidence about what works in schools and colleges to increase levels of physical activity among children and young people.