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 £16,000 plus a premium of £10 per pupil.
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 Mr Gardiner (HLTA & sports coach) and a Curriculum and PE/ Sports Lead (Mr Dickinson).
Mr Dickinson & Mr Gardiner work alongside teachers supporting PE lessons in school, developing lunchtime activities around our playground, running football clubs after school and will also be developing competitive sport and team building skills. The use of the PlayMakers has had a huge impact on the school, especially within the behaviour and attitudes of children at play times.
We have also recently set up our ScrapStore PlayPod, this has been a great way for children to play and be active and create role play. The children have been able to be more active through creative and imaginative play.
Mr Dickinson works alongside all teachers, staff and SLT to support and enhance the PE provision within our school by:
- Writing and implementing 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