What is it?
The government are spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. This funding is being allocated to primary school head teachers. The funding is ring-fenced and so can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
How can it be spent?
Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:
• Pool the additional funding with that of other local schools
• Run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
• Run sports activities with other schools
• Hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
• Support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs, e.g. the Change4Life clubs
• Provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
Who is accountable?
Since September 2013, Ofsted inspections report on PE and sport provision and on how schools spend their additional funding.
The government also hold schools accountable by requiring them to publish, on their websites, details of how they spend (or will spend) their PE and sport grant. They must also include detail about the impact this funding has on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.
How do we use the funding at Martley?
At Martley we have used the money in many and varied ways with great success! We have taken a lead role in developing the partnerships with our cluster schools and providing a wealth of sporting opportunities for all of our children across all age groups. All of our children regularly have opportunities to participate and contribute to a range of sporting festivals and competitions both during and outside of the school day. As a cluster we have consciously used part of each school’s funding to develop the partnership we have with the Chantry High school, tapping into the P.E leader’s skills and expertise to help facilitate a range of activities across the academic year. With the support of the Young Leaders at the High school who act as role models for our younger children the children within Martley CE Primary school and other local schools regularly collaborate, play and compete in a whole range of sporting activities, including dance, gymnastics, hockey, tag rugby, football and netball to name but a few.
More details are included in the attached documents and a flavour of the sporting enjoyment and fostering of a life-long healthy attitude to exercise are demonstrated through the photographs and articles in the ‘events’ and ‘children’s section’ of this website.
Primary PE and Sport Premium – Martley CE Primary School 2014-2015 Impact Statement
Primary PE and Sport Premium = Martley CE Primary School 2015-2016 Impact Statement