Pupil Premium and Sports Premium are ring-fenced amounts of money which schools must use to an effective end.
Primary PE and Sports Funding 2017-18
The government is continuing to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school head teachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
For academic year 2017-18, St Anne’s indicative Primary and Sport Funding is £16,000 plus £10 per pupil and has been/or (will be spent) in a variety of ways including:
- Developing the Key Stage 1 play area into a larger usable space for physical activity.
- Hiring a sports coach to deliver lunchtime sports clubs.
- Free or heavily subsidised after school clubs.
- Extra swimming lessons for pupils in KS2.
- Providing financial help towards places for residential sports holidays.
- Purchasing additional PE resources to enable a wider range of sports to be played.
- Membership of Rossendale School Sports Partnership which offers schools a comprehensive PE and school sports programme to develop PE, Competition and Health and Well-being. The package includes:
- Full time support of School Games Organiser
- School Sport Coaching Programme (schools receive 82 hours of coaching across a variety of different sports; leading to level 2 School Games competitions.
- Bespoke Competition Calendar for Yr 3/4 and 5/6 children with links to the Lancashire School Games.
- Priority access to Bikeability funding and loan of fully serviced bikes and helmets, to deliver to 30+ pupils.
- CPD package through Lancashire County Council, teacher training working on the Lancashire Scheme of Work to develop curriculum PE.
- Access to additional programmes such as Change4life training for staff and free Change4life equipment for individual schools.
- Partnership working with Rossendale Leisure Trust.
Please click on the following link to read the complete plan, which explains what the impact of targeting the funding in these ways will be.
What is the Pupil Premium? The Pupil Premium is a Government grant which is allocated to schools to assist pupils from low-income families who are eligible for free school meals (FSM) and for children who have been ‘looked after’ by the Local Authority for more than six months.
“It is for schools to decide how the Pupil Premium, allocated to schools per FSM pupil, is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for the individual pupils within their responsibility.” Source – DFE website.