PE and Sport Funding Print

"The physical education and sports funding for primary schools is spent judiciously to increase the number of pupils participating in sporting activities on a regular basis and to improve the expertise of both staff and pupils."  Ofsted 2016


Andrews’ Endowed PE Premium Report

What is the PE and Sports Premium?

Although the Olympics may be a distant memory, the legacy of London 2012 continues. To help fund Olympians of the future all primary schools will receive additional PE funding for the next three academic years (2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16). Each school will receive £8000 plus an £5 per additional pupil per year to be spent on improving sport and PE provision for all pupils.

Below is a joint statement from the Department for Education and the Department for Culture, Media & Sport about the PE and sports premium:

“We are spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. We will allocate this extra funding directly to primary headteachers.”

“Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:

  • hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work      with primary teachers during PE lessons
  • support and involve the least active children by running      after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs, e.g. the Change4Life clubs
  • provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers     
  • run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the      School Games
  • run sports activities with other schools”

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How does this affect our school?


To make the most of this opportunity we have formed an Alton partnership of 11 primary schools. As a group the Alton cluster of primary schools has decided to use part of the money to employ a PE teacher. The idea is to provide our teachers with an opportunity to work alongside a qualified PE professional to further support them in the delivery of high quality PE and games lessons. The PE teacher we have employed (Mr Leo Maliphant) works across all the schools teaching PE to provide new opportunities and ideas to pupils and teachers alike. We feel this method provides excellent training for our school to leave a lasting legacy of PE.


Who have we employed?


My aim over the last two years has been to increase and enhance the opportunities for children to experience sport and exercise. Within schools I have been able to add in new areas to the PE curriculum; such as Volleyball, Tri-golf and Orienteering for children to experience and enjoy. Outside of school I have strengthened the links to the local secondary schools (Amery Hill and Eggars) as well as starting new links with Alton College and Alton Sports centre. This has allowed activities such as Trampolining, Cross country, Dodgeball, Table Tennis, Orienteering and a Swimming gala to be added to the list of growing opportunities. With the continued enthusiasm of the schools and staff, physical education and sport continues to grow and flourish within the cluster and participation levels are increasing all the time. There are still new opportunities to explore and more links to develop with the hope that every child can find what inspires them to be active and take part in sport. 


My role within the Alton Primary cluster is to work alongside teachers to deliver high quality PE lessons. My time is split evenly between all 11 schools and I teach at 9 different schools a week. Every half term I change the schools, teachers and classes that I work with to maximise the impact I can have.


Coming from a secondary PE background I am able to use my experience and knowledge of teaching 11 to 16 year olds to further develop children in a primary context.


What are the aims for this role?


The 4 main aims of my job are:


  1.            To increase teachers’ confidence in delivering high quality PE lessons
  2.            To provide ideas, resources and lesson planning for teachers to use
  3.            To encourage teachers to share ideas and learn from each other
  4.            To provide new opportunities for pupils to learn both during and after school


How is the rest of the money being used?


At Andrews’ Endowed, as well as having Mr Maliphant on our team, we are using the PE Premium in the following ways:


To provide regular opportunities for our pupils to participate in competitive tournaments alongside other schools in the cluster:  Together with one of our after school sports club providers, CM Sports, we have set up a sustainable programme of 5 weeks of coaching after school in specific sports (currently Hockey, Basketball, Football, Multisports and Athletics).  The sessions are offered to 10 pupils at a time, and we keep a careful record of those children who have had access to the scheme, to try to ensure as many participants as possible.  After the 5 week coaching programme, the final session consists of a Tournament, at the end of which cups and medals are awarded in front of parents and staff from each school.


In addition, we work with the PE Leaders at both Amery Hill and Eggar’s and with Mr Maliphant to draw up a timetable of competitive opportunities for the children in Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 1 over the course of the year.  We audit the number of children in the school who are involved in these events each year, and look to increase participation year on year. 


To provide additional coaching expertise at lunch time:  to encourage children to participate in physical activity, particularly aimed at those children who are less engaged in sport, but open to all.  Currently, we employ a sports coach for five lunch times a week in this role.


To provide a wider range of gymnastics equipment for use during PE lessons:  we have invested in additional apparatus to supplement our existing stock.  We have also undertaken training for staff, to ensure that this equipment is used safely and well.


To improve the swimming curriculum for our Y4 pupils:  At Andrews’ Endowed, we fulfil the requirements of the PE National Curriculum through a block of lessons for our pupils in Y4.  This year we have employed an additional coach to enable the children to be taught in two ability groups simultaneously.  This means they have longer lessons which are better matched to their individual needs. 


To provide occasional release time for our PE Leader, to enable staff members to lead and manage PE provision in the school:  This includes liaison between Mr Maliphant and the class teachers; co-ordinating the CPD Training for the staff; co-ordinating access to extra curricular and competitive sport of all the children in the school; and monitoring the impact of the PE Premium Spending alongside the Head Teacher.


Closing statement

The PE provision will be constantly under review to make sure it is put to best use over the next few years.


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