Countess Gytha Primary School PE and Sport Premium Funding
The Government provide funding to finance additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and Sport for the benefit of primary-aged pupils in the 2016/17 financial year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.This funding is allocated directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Every state-maintained school, academy, middle school, special school and pupil referral unit with primary aged pupils will receive £8,000 plus a ‘top up’ of £5 per pupil. The sports premium is calculated on the January census and arrives in the school budget via Additional Schools Grant (ASG) in October.
Purpose of Funding:
The sport premium funding has been ring-fenced and can only be spent on sport, PE and Healthy Lifestyles provision in schools, although schools have the freedom to choose how best to do this. Schools are held accountable for how they spend their funding and are required to publish on-line information about how they have used the additional funding. OFSTED will play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase.
How we will be spending the PE and Sport Premium Funding at Countess Gytha:
In the academic year 2015/16 the school employed a PE Specialist to deliver high quality PE to all classes, lead specific after school clubs, increase pupil participation in sport, provide professional development for staff. At the end of the academic year 2015/16 this employee retired.
In the academic year 2016/17 a PE specialist will not be employed. Existing staffing will provide additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport offered with the support of specialised professional development, tailored resources and equipment.
This Action Plan details this support and provision.
Evaluating the impact:
We will evaluate the impact of the PE and Sport premium funding as part of the school’s self-evaluation process. The Head teacher and PE subject leader will evaluate how well the funding has been used to support the development of the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in sport to enable all children to develop healthy lifestyles.