In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide 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 in England - The Primary PE & Sport Premium.
This funding - provided jointly by the Department of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - is allocated to primary school headteachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
In the Autumn Statement 2013, the Chancellor, George Osbourne announced an additional year's £150m extended funding, taking the total investment to the end of the 2016 academic year.
On 6th February 2014 the Prime Minister, David Cameron committed to contunue the funding for the Primary PE & Sport Premium until 2020.
On the 17th July 2015 the Department for Education announced that 2015/6 funding will remain at the same level as last year.
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.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
- employ coaches or specialist teachers to cover planning preparation and assessment (PPA) arrangements - these should come out of your core staffing budgets
- teach the minimum requirements of the national curriculum - including those specified for swimming (or, in the case of academies and free schools, to teach your existing PE curriculum).
How we use it at Byron Primary School
We use the PE and sports premium (PESP) to ensure that each pupil has the oppertunity to experience high quality, challenging, fun, exciting and rewarding PE lessons.
2015 - 2016
- Equipment for dinner time supervision, to be used with our sports leaders, staff and lunch time supervisors. £1500
- Membership to our local sports partnership (BD3 sports partnership) to allow more pupils to take part in regular competition with other schools. £500
- Continual Professional Dvelopment (CPD) of our staff to ensure they can delvier the highest quality PE lessons ensuring all pupils have the best experience of sport and PE whilst they are at school.
- Improve our outdoor and Forest School area to give the pupils the best possible experience whilst learning outdoors in a natural environment. £500
- Provide weekend clubs for pupils to take part in a range of sports, outside of the normal school hours/timetable. £1500
- Ensures that holiday and weekends clubs are equipped and ready to deliver high quality and fun sessions for our pupils. £1000
- Equipment for lessons to ensure our pupils each have the best opportunity to experience a range of sports with the best possible equipment and resources. £500
- Specialised equipment purchased for SEND pupils to ensure fun, challenging and rewarding activities that are accessible to everyone. £1000
- Outdoor Adventurous Activities to develop our outdoor learning site within Byron School grounds. £2500
Evaluation of year ending 2016
Over the past year as a result of the funding we have seen a considerable rise in the number of children attending after school sports clubs. Linking dinner time activities to all curriculum based lessons and creating after school clubs around these activities such as football, basketball, parachute and movement clubs; has seen an up take in the number of pupils attending or wanting to attend our clubs.
Breakfast club numbers have risen from 40 per day up to 90 (as of September 2016), which shows pupils are wanting to become more active.
Using the funding to purchase dinner time sports equipment we have noticed a significant increase in the number of active pupils and a decrease in behavioural issues. The training and monitoring of Year 6 sports leaders has ensured that rules are followed and children are included in all activities during the dinner hour.
After working closely with local sports clubs we have seen an increase in the number of our pupils from Byron Primary who attend sports sessions within the local community. This number has risen significantly over the past 3 years with over 150 pupils now attending session held by external providers.
It is clearly evident that the PE and Sports funding has has a positive impact on increasing knowledge and awareness of the importance of being physically active in order to lead a active and healthy lifestyle.
Sustainability of funding and expenditure
At Byron everything we do, evaluate plan and deliver looks to the future. To give every child at school the best possible chances and opportunities within sport. We understand the benefits the sport and physical activity for the whole child.
Dinner time activities are on offer and will continue to be offered; training dinner time activity leaders will help to sustain our healthy and physical dinner times.
Each child having their own item to use in PE curriculum lessons will ensure each child getting the best, high quality PE experience during their curriculum time. These session being led by fully qualified, up to date, high quality PE teachers who drive standards and expectations throughout the whole school to every child.
2016 - 2017 expenditure
We will receive approximately £12,000 this school year
* Equipment purchased for every key stage play time activities = £1,000
* Equipment purchased for EYFS = £1,000
* Purchases made towards outdoor learning = £5,000
* Coaching EYFS = £500
* Football pitch improvements = £3,000
* Provide weekend clubs for pupils to take part in a range of sports, outside of the normal school hours/timetable. £1,250
* emergency funds in case of damages or changes to the delivery of PE = £500
We took a lot of time to evaluate the different key stage areas within our school; evaluating the impact that the PE and Sports premium has had in each area and also looking forward to the 2016 - 2017 school year and how we can further improve each child's physical activity and physical development.
We have directed our attention to the EYFS stage which needs to re structure their physical activity delivery. Using external coaches to help deliver movement and dance sessions, as well as dinner time activities will be one key use of the funding. This time spent with the coaches will also develop staff knowledge and delivery skills. We will re address each term to decide on relevant and suitable professional development for these staff members.
A large proportion of our funding will be used to develop the outdoor learning area within the EYFS. We see this as a key and crucial area for children's development within our school, giving each child a solid foundation in physical activity
"Levels of physical activity have a direct effect on a child's health and are important in helping develop the attitudes, skills and behaviours for lifelong physical activity and health. The creation of strong links to opportunities for physical activity both at home and in communities is fundamental to developing active lifestyles for families and children........Physical movement and active play have a positive impact on developing social skills and bonding. For young children, learning and movement are interdependent and encouraging parents and carers to play and interact with their child can help build a sense of well being that is important throughout childhood and adult life."
Another large proportion of the funding will be spent on outdoor activities, encouraging children to become more independent learners, being creative outdoor while being physical and improving health and well being.
Developing playground activities, equipment and opportunities will have an immediate and high impact on fitness levels, well being, communication and social skills of our children. Therefore we have allocated £1,500 to ensure equipment is suitable for each child to access and after evaluation of previous spending we have increased this figure overall to make sure that we have enough equipment in school for each child during active play/dinner sessions.
Expenditure for 2017 - 2018
£10,500 total income from the grant
we are looking this year at using;
£2,613 for the forest school/PE TLR2
£2,500 for dinner time activities and playground re design
£3,500 for forest school and outdoor inclusion
£1,000 for replenishment of curriculum stock throughout the year
£500 for PE staff development
£100 for sports days medals
£1,187 for back up in case new problems arise throughout the year