PE and Sport Premium
PE & Sports Grant
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding worth £150 million per year and is provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department of Health and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. Prime Minister David Cameron announced in February 2014 that the Government have committed to funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium to 2020. This money is going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. This means that St Mary's is allocated around an average of £17,000.
The government has set 5 aims for the spend related to the funding for schools to work towards:
- the engagement of all pupils in at least 30 minutes of in-school activity each day (to supplement 30 minutes of activity outside of school)
- raising the profile of sport and PE across the school
- increasing confidence, knowledge and skills of teachers when teaching PE
- offering a broader range of sporting activities to pupils
- increasing participation in competitive sport
In 2019/20 we have used the grant funding for:
- A subscription to Westminster Sports Unit which allows us access to inter-school competitions and training support for our teachers.
- Employing an additional teacher to provide high quality PE sessions across the school.
- Purchasing a school curriculum which enables clear progressions and development across all year groups.
- Reducing the cost of all our after school sports clubs so they are subsidised or free for all pupils. This has significantly increased levels of participation – particularly for more disadvantaged pupils.
- Subsidising our outdoor residential activities (PGL) for Year 5 & 6.
- Opportunities for as many children as possible to take part in Westminster sports events and competitions in a range of different sports
- Additional Sports activities which the children might not access otherwise eg rock climbing, kayaking