PE Funding & Sports Offer
Funding for Primary School PE and Sports
Purpose of Funding
The government provides annual funding to improve the Physical Education (PE) and Sports programmes offered by primary schools. It is provided jointly by various governmental departments, including Education, Health and Culture, and Media and Sport. Although funding will be allocated to primary school head teachers, it will be 'ring fenced' - this means it can only be spent specifically on PE and sport in schools.
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, though how they do this remains their decision. 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.
From September 2013, schools will be held to account for how they spend their additional 'ring-fenced' funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the 'Inspectors' Handbook' and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school's overall provision.
How we plan to use the funding
We very much look forward to developing our PE curriculum with the aim of maintaining the Sainsbury’s school games ‘Gold’ award this year. At Little Leigh Primary School we work with Vale Royal School Sports Partnership and Weaverham High School to ensure we deliver high quality PE lessons, attend competitions and festivals, and to engage with PE and sport specific training. We work with coaches in school to develop teacher subject knowlegde and to enhance the provision for children. We engage with all the competitions provided by the Vale Royal School Sports Partnership and provide a wide range of free and part subsidised clubs including: tennis, rugby, football, dance, gymnastics, yoga, hockey and many more.
Children across KS2 receive swimming lessons for 10 weeks in the year. The school use the sport premium funding to ensure top-up swimming lessons are provided in upper KS2.
87% of Year 6 children completed 25m in two or more strokes.
Year 5 and 6 children have received training in safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.