Pe and Sport Premium
In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England.
This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - is allocated to primary school headteachers and can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
The four objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding are:
- To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE for generalists, so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports.
- To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence.
- To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport, and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce.
- Schools understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE.
- Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs.
- Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport.
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport.
- Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games.
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport.
- Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs.
Some Year 3 and 4 children attended a New Age Kurling Competition at Arrow Vale. They thoroughly enjoyed in and they won!
The Kurling Team got to represent Redditch at the Winter School Games at Worcester University.
We used some of our Sport Premium funding to hold an Active Week.
See the 'Active Week' tab under 'Community'.
Some Year 3s took part in the Tri-golf skills day at Arrow Vale.