Sports Premium Funding
The Government give schools funding for physical education (PE) and school sport. Through what is known as a ‘Sport Premium’ the Government has provided £450 million over the previous and future two years to support the delivery of PE and sport in primary schools.
This funding will be ring fenced, and will be allocated directly to primary schools across England, providing them with dedicated resource to buy in invaluable expertise and support. Funding will be allocated through a lump sum for each school and a per-pupil top-up mechanism. The formula will reference the number of primary-aged pupils (i.e. children between the ages of 5 and 11). All schools with seventeen or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil giving Malvern a total grant of £9885 for the year 15-16
At Malvern we are using our funding to enhance PE and Sport via investment in new resources, being part of Knowsley School Sports Partnership and also through the recruitment of a full time sports coach (Mr Gardiner) and a Curriculum and PE/ Sports Lead (Mr Dickinson).
Mr Gardiner is working alongside teachers supporting all PE lessons in school, developing lunchtime sports clubs around our playground, running football clubs after school and will also be developing competitve sport and team building skills. The use of the Sport’s Leaders has had a huge impact on the school, especially within the behaviour and attitudes of children at play times. There has been a significant reduction in play ground issues directly related to sport. The Sport’s Leaders now referee games and act as impartial judges for different games and activities. The children have responded well to their presence on the play ground and show them respect and consideration when they act as referees. They have become a part of the school and have settled in well within the children’s play times and within the curriculum teaching of sports and PE. All of our current PE and Sports provision is being supported by Mr Dickinson who is advising our school on current initiatives and the implementation of the new curriculum.
The Sport’s Leaders are also being supported by our links with Knowsley Community College and Mr Dickinson and through our collaborative teaching programme we have established with the College and our Year 3-6 cohorts. Our children are taken to Knowsley Community College to partake in PE and sports led activities by their Sport’s Leaders and their Teachers, this enables the professional development of our own teachers’ skills and the skills of the Sport’s Leaders.
Mr Dickinson works alongside all teachers, staff and SLT to support and enhance the PE provision within our school by:
- Writing and implementing a new PE scheme of work
- Enhancing pupil participation within an inclusive curriculum
- Supporting and delivering continued professional development for staff and sports apprentices
- Improve pupil attitudes towards PE
- Extend and develop links with other organisations
- Support, plan and deliver competitive sports within school and within our Orange Cluster Group
- Introduce new initiatives (such lesson ideas, planning etc)
- Identify strengths and areas of development within school
- Extend alternative provision for unengaged and disaffected pupils
- Share best practices and current government and/ sporting organisations initiatives
- Support links with other subjects to contribute to pupils’ overall achievement including their greater spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills