Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.This means that St James’ Church of England Primary Academy will have a £17,170 grant. The government is providing this additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school head teachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
At St James’ we are using this funding in the following ways:
- Investing in membership of The Howard School Sports Partnership to increase provision of CPD for staff and access to competitions for all children.
- After school sports clubs, including; Football, Rounders and Kwik cricket.
- Supply cover to allow every teacher to attend CPD courses, thereby allowing for better provision for PE teaching.
- To support the swimming provision for children in KS1 and KS2.
At St James’ Church of England Primary Academy we aim to use our sports funding to create a sustainable curriculum for all children. Therefore some of the money provided by the funding will be invested in the professional development of staff and, as a result, should enhance the quality of teaching for all children. Planning has been developed to create a consistent approach to teaching PE across the school. As a result, the quality of children’s learning and development will improve.
- We commission a sports specialist teacher to coach teachers by working alongside them in a range of sports to ensure the effective teaching of PE. All teachers will have the chance to develop their teaching of PE and will team-teach with a specialist to increase knowledge, skills and confidence, resulting in a sustainable model for the school.
- We believe in providing the opportunities for pupils at St. James’ to experience a range of different sports to enable them to develop a range of skills that they may not access. The school funds all sports clubs for pupils using outside coaches.
- It is essential for sustainability that skills taught are developed both inside and outside of the PE curriculum. We therefore offer children training in leadership and mentoring skills that they can build on year on year and apply in all areas of their life as well as in sport.