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PE and Sport Premium

Physical Education and sports have a very high profile at our school.  Mrs Campbell is our dedicated PE teacher and she teaches this subject to most classes across the school.  She is an expert in her field and recognised as so by the local authority.  She is currently Chair and Treasurer of the Blackburn Primary School Sports Association and plays a leading role in organising sports events and competitions within the borough.

 

Mrs Campbell has responsibility for overseeing the use of the PE and Sport Premium funding at Roe Lee Park School.  Please note that Mrs Campbell is paid through our core staffing budget - not through PE and Sport Premium funding.

 

Background

In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England – The Primary PE and Sport Premium.

This funding is allocated to primary school headteachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

  • In the Autumn Statement 2013, the then Chancellor, George Osbourne announced an additional year’s £150m extended funding, taking the total investment to the end of the 2016 academic year.
  • On 6th February 2014 the then Prime Minister, David Cameron committed to continue the funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020.
  • On 24th October 2017, the Department for Education published new guidance on the doubled Primary PE and Sport Premium grant.

 

Funding for 2017 to 2018 is double that of previous years.

 

Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1,000 per pupil.

Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

 

Our funding for 2017-2018 is £16,040

 

 

How to use the PE and Sport Premium

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport you offer.

 

This means that you should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

 

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport

 

For example, you can use your funding to:

  • provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
  • hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
  • introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
  • support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
  • enter or run more sport competitions
  • partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
  • increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
  • provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum
  • embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching

School Swimming Outcomes for 2017

Swimming at Roe Lee Park Primary School takes place at Blackburn Leisure Centre while the children are in Year 5.  The children should have appropriate costume for this - shorts are not allowed and goggles can only be worn by written request from the parents.  The children usually attend on Thursday mornings during the Autumn and Spring terms.  Sessions are 30 minutes in length and are led by qualified swimming instructors employed by Blackburn with Darwen Council. There is always a lifeguard present during sessions and at least 2 members of staff from school also attend to supervise the pupils and support the instructors. 

 

In the 2016 - 2017 academic year 21 (41%) pupils were able to swim 25m and 47 (92%) were able to undertake basic life saving training.

 

In the 2017 - 2018 academic year we will be extending swimming sessions over the summer term for those pupils that have not been able to complete 25m.  The PE and Sport Premium grant will be used to fund this (see the PE and Sport Premium Review and Action Plan 2017 - 2018 below).

 

PE and Sport Premium Review and Action Plan 2017-2018

Below are links to key websites and organisations that can support with PE and Sport in schools:
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