Primary School’s Sports Funding

What is the sports premium?

The Government is continuing to provide funding  to primary schools to support sport.  The money goes directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of PE and sport for all children.  This funding will continue until 2020.

Purpose of funding

Schools  have to spend the PE and Sports Premium on improving their provision of PE and sport, but we have the freedom to choose how we do this.

Possible uses of the funding include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the Sainsbury’s School Games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs.

Our PE Vision

At Helmingham Community Primary School, we believe that Physical education and sport have a vital role to play in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children. Physical education and sport are important in giving children the knowledge, understanding and the tools to make informed choices about healthy living and have a positive impact on their own health and well-being.

The physical education curriculum at Helmingham Community Primary School, aims to provide for pupils’ increasing self- confidence through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations. Children will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sports and physical activities, carried out in a safe and supportive environment, where effort and hard-work, as well as success, is celebrated and enjoyment and working together is promoted.

6 March 2015

How are we spending the sports premium?

In 2016/17 we will receive £8290.  The aims from this funding are to:

  1. Ensure there is appropriate National Curriculum provision;
  2. Improve pupils’ attainment and progress in PE and sport;
  3. Ensure pupils understand the benefits of health based education for all;
  4. Include and increase the competitive opportunities for all pupils.

How we will achieve our aims and who will benefit?

The school has produced an action plan to show how these aims will be achieved and what the benefit will be.  Our actions are sustainable through developing staff skills and knowledge of new sports and effective teaching of physical education.  The range of sports offered encourage our pupils to develop a love of sport and healthy lifestyles that they will continue beyond our school.

The impact of the sports premium in 2015-16 was

  • increased staff confidence and knowledge in dance, handball and orienteering
  • high quality planning that  resulting in effective teaching and learning
  • Increased access to high quality resources and learning shared across schools
  • More active lessons because more resources, and a greater variety of resources, are available
  • More active break times and less behaviour problems
  • Increased participation in clubs across all groups of children and the variety of clubs offered
  • Increased promotion of competition in lessons, across schools and personal bests
  • Pupils are demonstrating a deeper awareness of keeping heathly and the benefits.

The sports premium grant is monitored and reviewed by the governing body.

Improving Attainment.

Although we are a small school the sports premium has enabled us to participate in many local sports competitions and twice we have gone though to the Suffolk quick sticks hockey finals.  The size of our year groups means that often all children in year groups take part in sporting events.  We have an increasing number of children taking part in lunch time sports activities and after school sports clubs.

At the start of the year all children take part in fitness testing and this is repeated at the end of the year.  This enables us to judge the outcomes of the increasing opportunities to take part in high quality sport.