What is Sports Premium Funding?
The PE and sport premium has been set up to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is being allocated to primary school headteachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Funding has been maintained in the academic year 2020-2021 with Queen's Park receiving a £16000 lump sum with an additional £10.00 per child aged 5-11, based upon the January 2020 school census. Schools have flexibility on how they use the funding but it should be used to increase and improve physical education available to pupils. Development and training of staff to provide sustainable improvements is also a key focus.
What does this mean for us at Queen’s Park C.E/URC Primary School?
As you can imagine, we are delighted that the funding has been maintained. This means that we can continue to offer an extensive extra-curricular programme for our pupils as well as deliver high quality PE lessons. We have developed an action plan in order to continue to improve PE provision and raise achievement for all pupils in sport.
Our priorities are:
*To improve teaching and learning in P.E through equipping teaching staff with necessary expertise in the different areas
*To continue to provide high quality extra-curricular sporting opportunities for all pupils
*To improve the resourcing of PE equipment/to improve outdoor facilities for children to access high quality outdoor physical activity.
*To maintain (and improve) the amount of children achieving the end of KS2 swimming expectation.
What we have spent the money on so far...
Please see attached action plan.
Please come back at the end of the school year. We will be reporting on the impact of the spending and how we are going to use the money next year.
We regained the Gold School Games Award in 2019 and this was the 3rd consecutive year we have now achieved this award for demonstrating our sustained commitment to sport throughout the school.
During 2019-20 we received an award for continued commitment and engagement in their sport programs in the year of school closures.