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 approximately £19 578.
Here is a quote from DFE direction on how to use the sports premium:
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport they provide...
...you must use the PE and sport premium to:
...You should use the PE and sport premium to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators:
How we spend the money.
We spend our pupil premium funding employing our sports coach, Mr Ashraf.
Mr Ashraf team teaches PE lessons alongside our teachers. He also runs playtime and lunchtime sports and physical activities to improve children's fitness and health. During the 2022-23 academic year, he ran playtime and lunchtime sports clubs as follows: Y4 (60 children) 30-45 minutes 2-3 times weekly; Y3 (60 children) 30-45 minutes 2-3 times weekly; Y2 (60 children) 30-45 minutes 2-3 times weekly; Y1 (60 children) 30 minutes per week 2x weekly; Y5 football (20 boys) 60 minutes per week. In addition, Mr Ashraf runs a range of after school activities with the same aim, running the following activities during 2022-23: Y6 football (25 boys, 15 girls); Y5/6 multi skills (15 boys, 15 girls); Y6 cricket (20 boys, 10 girls).
We also are part of the Pendle Sports Partnership which gives our children access to a great range of sporting activities and competitions.
We are also using the sports premium to fund training for teachers in teaching PE.
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. However, we endeavour to promote sustainability by providing training for staff.
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. This play equipment is very well used and certainly enhances the activity of the children at break times.