Sport Funding Report 2015-2016

P.E Statement regarding Primary Schools Sports Funding 2015-2016

Primary Schools Sports Funding

The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum 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 is going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and P.E. for all their children.

Purpose of the premium

The government has provided this additional funding for academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 to improve provision for physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding has been ring-fenced to be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools, to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision and pupils’ lifestyles and physical wellbeing in order to:

  • increase the participation and success in competitive school sports
  • show how inclusive the physical education curriculum has become
  • extend the range of traditional and alternative sporting activities
  • improve partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners
  • link PE with other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement and their greater social, spiritual, moral and cultural skills
  • give a greater awareness amongst pupils about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities that undermine pupils’ health

How much premium do we receive?

In November 2015 we received £5588.00 and in May 2016 expecting approximately £4000.00 taking our total to approximately £9558.00 for this year. We supplement this dedicated funding from our other funding to enhance the provision for the children.

How do we spend our Premium?

In school the majority of the funding for sport has been used to employ additional qualified staff to deliver consistently high quality P.E. lessons in Years 3 to 6 from Rawmarsh Community School (at a cost of 4800.00 for one academic year (39 weeks) split up into 3 terms) and a MAST Mental Health Worker (at a cost of £2880.00 for the academic year), supported by our own staff as part of a continuous professional development program.

It has also been used to provide additional swimming sessions for those children unable to achieve the basic requirements of swimming safety, health awareness sessions in the curriculum such as Drugs education, body image, alcohol awareness, Sex relationships Education plus provision for a wider range of PE activities through outdoor adventurous activities in Years 4, 5 and 6 in the form of residential visits. This dedicated funding has also been used to take children to the English Institute of Sport to participate in competitions to improve partnership work in physical education with other schools and other local partners.


What do these qualified sports coaches and other professionals provide?

RCS Sports Studies Faculty

This includes:

  • The delivery of 4 hours per week of high quality primary P.E. lessons delivered by qualified sports coaches to Years 3-6.
  • The provision of S.O.W and lesson plans to support medium and short term planning.
  • Support in the assessment process for class teachers in the curriculum area of P.E.
  • Competing in the existing competition structure of 35 festivals across 18 sports.

Additional After School Dance Clubs

 This includes:

  • The delivery of 2 hours per week of high quality dance lessons delivered by a qualified dance teacher at a cost of £35.00 per session

What has been the impact of the funding?

Increased participation in PE at school.

  1. Increased participation in inter school competitions. We are proud of our pupils’ willingness to take part in new and existing sporting tournaments and so far this year we have taken part in more inter schools competitions than previously – 7 different sporting competitions within the Rawmarsh Cluster. These have included cross country, in which several of our pupils reached the local finals and area finals, Boys and Girls football both at under nine levels and under eleven levels, High Five netball, Sports hall athletics and Dance at the movement evening when there was an increase in the number of participants from the school.
  2. The increased participation levels for the festivals was driven by the Sports Coaches who not only improved the quality of provision but also raised the children’s aspiration to take part as well as aiding in the selection process.
  3. Registration with the Sainsbury School Games with the aim to achieve at least the silver standard kite mark in the current academic year.
  4. Increased participation in an inter schools day of competition for Key Stage 1 to improve partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners. The PE funding allowed us to give our Year 1 and Year 2 classes the opportunity to take part.
  5. Increased support for additional after school clubs.
  6. New P.E and active playground Equipment to increase the standard of provision for all pupils within the school and provide a widening range of activities in both lesson and playtimes to improve their activity rates and enjoyment of physical activity.

PTC Community Sports Trust

A number of students who are on a training course with PTC Community Sports Trust visit the school on a daily basis to assist with the delivery of sports within school

Future plans

As part of our ongoing work we are also looking to develop:

  •  A Change for Life Club to engage the less active children.
  • Leadership activities for Year 5/6 to support the above club.
  • Additional after school clubs in the summer term run by the RCS sports coaches.
  • Morning sports club run by sports leaders + staff
  • Provision for Key Stage 1 children
  • An extended program outdoor and adventurous activities
  • Professional development of staff- through the year all members of staff will have the opportunity to attend professional development courses to improve upon their own skill levels.