PE & Sports Premium
The government is providing funding of £320 million for the 2020/2021 academic year to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The 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.
Schools with 16 or fewer pupils will receive £1,000 per pupil. Whereas, schools with 17 or more pupils will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil each year. Here at Shoscombe Church School that will mean around £16,180 per year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in school. Allocations for the academic year 2020 to 2021 are calculated using the number of pupils in years 1 to 6, as recorded in the January 2021 census.
Purpose of funding.
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Shoscombe Church School is choosing to invest the funding in the following ways:
hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
supporting and engaging children through offering after school clubs with various physical focuses
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 / increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games / taking part in public performances
buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
offering PE opportunities off site enabling children to access equipment that is not typically accessible in school
update school sports equipment
improve Forest school provision
improve children’s recreational opportunities and play at lunchtimes
From September 2013, schools are being held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the ‘Inspectors’ handbook’ and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.
Term 6 Clubs
After school club
Years 3-6 basketball. This will take place on a Friday.
Reception and years 1-2 athletics. This will take place on a Friday.
Term 5 Clubs
After school club
Years 3-6 multi sports. This will take place on a Friday.
Years 1-2 multi sports. This will take place on a Friday.
Jane, from Beechen Cliff School, taught Beech and Sycamore about orienteering. The children built up their teamwork skills during warm up activities and basic map reading skills. They then worked as a group to find various posts around the school grounds. The children had great fun exploring maps and team building within the school grounds. Everybody gave a big thumbs up when they came in and can’t wait to do it again.
Virtual Quadkids Competition
Chestnut, Beech, and Sycamore Class have enjoyed taking part in a virtual Quad Kids competition arranged by our School Sports Partnership. The competition consisted of a standing long jump, a 75 metre sprint, a 600 metre run, and a vortex howler throw. Everyone had lots of fun taking part in this competition.
Well done everyone, we can’t wait for the next competition! A special thanks must go to the Premier Sports Coaches in organising the events.