Sports Pupil Premium

Sports Pupil Premium

At Stoke Row C.E. Primary we highly value the contribution of P.E. to the health and well-being of our children. In addition, we believe that an outstanding P.E. curriculum and extra-curricularDSCF7348
opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude an academic achievement of the children. Through sport, the children begin to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work and ambition; qualities that they are then able to use in their learning within the classroom as well as in wider life outside school.

We are committed to ensure that all pupils receive at least 2 hours of quality well-planned P.E. per week delivered by confident and well trained teachers. Through the local sport partnership (SSP), the school takes part in family and partnership competitions as well as those organised by local private school and sports groups. Other agencies and specialists are used to enhance the variety of in school sports and extra-curricular activities and talented children are signposted to local clubs and events are encouraged to develop their skills. We also have great parental support in running after school clubs, including a thriving weekly running club.

The children at Stoke Row embrace sporting opportunities are we are very proud of our recent achievement last year, being crowned Year 3/4 Tennis Champions throughout Oxfordshire.

Primary school PE and sport funding

The governmIMG_1371ent provided 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. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school head teachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Funding period

The additional funding has been extended to eligible schools for the academic years 2015 to 2016.

Purpose of funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding might include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
  • supporting and engaging  the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
  • pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.

Accountability

From September 2013, schools will be held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the ‘Inspectors’ handbook’ and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.

One year on, Ofsted will carry out a survey reporting on the first year’s expenditure of additional funding and its impact.

Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.

Details of how the funding has been spent at Stoke Row for 2014 / 2015 and our continued action plan are attached here. In 2015-2016 we expect to receive £8,450 through this scheme.

Sports funding plan 2015-2016Netball May15 (7)

Sports funding 2014-2015