Sports Funding - Pool Hayes Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs. K Vaughan
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P.E./Sports Premium Grant Funding Statement – 2022/23

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government P.E and Sports Premium programme has been extended to continue  to provide substantial primary school sport funding of £150 million per annum until 2023-24. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.The sport fund can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding include:·
·        hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE.
·        new or additional Change4Life sport clubs.
·        paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport.
·        providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport.
·        running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games.
·        buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport.
How have we spent our P.E and Sports Premium Grant and who benefitted?
For the 2022/23 academic year Pool Hayes Primary School received £17,780 P.E. & Sports Premium Grant.  
This year the grant has been used to partly fund the employment of an Apprentice Sports Coach.
The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in tournaments and festivals; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development; out of hours sporting activity is subsidised in order to support all families financially.
The benefits of employing a dedicated Sports Coach have been:-
  • The Sports Coach has worked alongside Class Teachers and Teaching Assistants, supporting staff in their teaching of P.E. and improving their subject knowledge.     
  • Ensuring that all pupils have received a broad and varied P.E. Curriculum that meets the requirements of the new National Curriculum.
  • Enabled a variety of after-school sports clubs to be provided for pupils throughout the school.
  • Establishing a number of school sports teams who participate in inter-school competitions.
  • Organised sporting activities offered to all pupils at lunch times.

As a consequence, the standard of teaching of P.E. in the school has improved and the enjoyment of, and participation in, P.E. lessons and sports activities by pupils has increased (Covid-19 conditions given).  This is borne out by observations of Teaching staff and interviews with pupils.  Incidences of non-participation in P.E. lessons for reasons such as forgotten P.E. kit or illness have fallen.  The impact of this funding should be evident in our school for many years to come and will result in healthier children with a love of sport in all forms.
Pupils have also been given the opportunity to develop their skills further by using the links into the community that the school has with various clubs. It is our aim to encourage as many of our pupils as possible to participate in a sport outside of the school day, thus promoting the idea of fitness for life.
How will we use our P.E and Sports Premium Grant in 2023/24?
For the new academic year 2023/24 the school will receive a similar amount of Primary P.E. & Sports Premium grant. Again, part of this will be used to employ Sports Coach (level 3) and to continue the development of P.E./sporting activities detailed above and the wider demands of sustainable health and fitness in the local community. The remainder will be used in targeted areas to improve fitness outcomes for all pupils. In addition to this we will be working with the WBA Foundation in their role as specialist PE and sport providers. Pool Hayes will be invited to participate in a wide range of sporting competitions.
Ignite Sport UK will also provide dedicated P.E. courses for our Sports Coach and staff to develop their knowledge and understanding and promote good practice.

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