The Sport Premium is a government funded support package targeting physical education and sport in primary schools. £450, 000, 000 is allocated to drive improvement over a four year period, encompassing the previous two academic years. This funding is ring-fenced and is allocated directly to primary schools across England. Funding is allocated as a lump sum for each setting and a per-pupil top up mechanism. All schools with seventeen or more primary aged pupils (aged 5-11) receive a lump sum of £16,000 and an additional top-up premium of £10 per pupil.
At Malvern, our commitment is to use The Sport Premium to achieve a number of core ambitions. These include:
- Provide a systemically progressive physical education curriculum.
- Enhance pupil participation within and outside of the curriculum.
- Support and deliver continued professional development for all colleagues.
- Ensure that pupil attitudes to PE and sport are consistently positive.
- Extend and develop links with outside specialist sport providers (including sports not commonly accessed by our children).
- Provide every child with the opportunity to compete and represent Malvern in an interschool and intra school competition.
- Identify strengths and areas of development within school and use this information as the foundations of future action planning.
- Provide a wider range of sports to encourage unengaged and / or disadvantaged pupils to participate.
- Share best practices and current government / sporting organisation initiatives.
- Support links with other subjects to contribute to pupils’ overall achievement, encompassing spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding.
We understand that CPD and increased capacity will lead to improvement in the implementation of physical education and sport at primary school. As such, a proportion of our Sport Premium is used to fund two designated sports coaches. Coaches scaffold appropriate play, sportsmanship and skill development during break times and lunchtimes as well as encouraging all pupils to partake in physical activity. This includes use of our newly installed ‘Daily Mile’ track. Since our recent launch event, participation has been consistently high. It is hoped that the track will continue to impact positively of physical activity and wellbeing as we look to the future. Additionally, coaches provide guidance, coaching and skill-specific support to colleagues in the teaching and assessment of physical education at Malvern.
Sports coaches champion our extra-curricular offer at Malvern. Presently, Malvern offer a total of 10 sports based after school clubs. These clubs are available to pupils from reception to year six and include gymnastics, football, cross-country running and multi-sports.
In addition, funding is used to further resource physical education and sport in school. This includes the purchase of a systemically progressive physical education curriculum matched explicitly to the National Curriculum Programmes of Study. This additional provision will ensure that improvement established through The Sport Premium is sustainable over time by improving quality first teaching in physical education.
Funding membership of Knowsley Sports Partnership enables pupils at Malvern to participate in a wide range of competitive sport. The Sports Partnership has a responsibility to create demand for all young people to continue playing sport in a community environment beyond school. Membership with the Sports Partnership also offers Malvern:
- opportunity to partake in inter school and borough wide competitions
- opportunity to link into county, regional and national competitions
- Continuous professional development for staff
- Curriculum support in individual areas of PR such as gym and dance
Throughout the coming academic year, Malvern plan to develop links with external clubs including Malvern Karate Club and Whitefield Cricket Club. This will provide additional opportunities to advocate and champion an active lifestyle, at school and at home.