The PE and Sports Premium grant – what is it? What do we do with it
and what is the impact?
PE and Sports Premium is an amount of money awarded to all Primary Schools to help improve the quality of the PE and sports activities offered to and available to their pupils. Whilst schools can choose what to spend their PE and Sports Premium money on, it can’t be spent on anything else other than for enhancing PE and Sport in order that the health and wellbeing of all pupils is enhanced.
St Paul’s will receive a grant of approx. £19540 for the financial year 2019-20.
How we spend the money.
We spend our pupil premium funding employing our sports coach to work alongside the teaching team, in particular with Mrs Scott our PE subject leader. As well as teaching PE lessons, Mr Ashraf, our sports coach, runs a range of lunchtime and extra curricular sports clubs. We also are part of the Pendle Sports Partnership which gives our children access to a great range of sporting activities and competitions.
Last year was a successful year for sport at St Paul’s with the following:
How will we maintain and sustain these improvements?
The PE and Sports Grant is not a guaranteed form of income. We however would always endeavour to continue offering all that we currently offer although we acknowledge that without the PE and Sports Grant this would be difficult.
In addition to timetabled sport, we incorporate activities such as ‘wake and shake’ spots in transition times between lessons in order to keep our children active and alert.
Existing good practice and involvement with the membership to the Pendle School Sports Partnership (PLT) will be continued / renewed and is paramount to maintaining the children’s enthusiasm and drive for physical education.
We also have a "Forest School" which fosters activity outdoors and a range of large play equipment on our playgrounds (and we are currently planning more equipment/ structures on our Year 1 and Year 3/4 playgrounds).