Sports Premium Background
Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.
The Government is providing funding of £150 million to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. Starting from September 2013, and lasting for at least two academic years, ring-fenced funding – only to be spent on sport – will go directly to schools who will decide what is best for their children’s sport needs. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. After the 2015 election, the Government have extended their commitment to primary school sport for a further two years. We also want to encourage long term participation in sports, regardless of socioeconomic factors to ensure that our quality provision inspires and motivates health and fitness for all.
DfE: Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium
ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding. Our spending projection going forward is sustainable and is built into our projections. The bulk of our spending is focused on our sports instructor. The sports instructor plays a key role in supporting staff to deliver quality PE and is therefore an integral part of our staffing structure. This support will ensure the sustainability of our push for quality PE at RHJS.
The 5 Key indicators that schools must see:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.
- The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
- Increased participation in competitive sport.
What is our aim?
RHJS will receive £ 9580 per year over 2 years. Our aim is to ensure that PE teaching at RHJS is outstanding; that all of our children are involved in a range of sports activities within PE, extra-curricular clubs, competitions and external associations/clubs. Sport is a powerful tool for improving life skills such as behaviour, co-operation and gaining a sense of fair play. Our children also take great pride whenever they represent the school, and we wish to continue to develop this sense of identity and celebrate our pupils’ sporting achievements.