Our aim at Rushy Meadow is to ensure all children reach a high standard of physical development. We do this through the teaching of PE and by encouraging children to lead a healthy lifestyle. We also aim to establish a sporting culture that enables and encourages all children to play and enjoy sport. Using the Primary PE and Sport Premium Funding, our school endeavours to enrich the PE curriculum in a sustainable way and to increase sports participation for all our children.
What is the Sport Premium Funding?
The Primary PE and Sport Premium Funding is additional funding provided by the government to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools in England. In 2012, the government pledged £150 million per annum for at least the next 3 years to support PE and school sport in primary schools. £150 million was provided per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. The government have also announced a further commitment to PE and sport until 2020 if they are elected in the next general election. This funding goes directly to our head of school so they can decide the best way to use it.
We are required to put information online as to how we have used the funding to support pupils’ progress and participation in PE and sport. This includes details of sporting provision as well as curriculum details. This enables parents, carers and others to be fully aware of the PE and sporting opportunities Rushy Meadow provides.
How is the Sport Premium Funding allocated?
The Sport Premium funding is allocated to each individual school by the payment of a lump sum. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.
Funding for Rushy Meadow:
For 2017/18 we have been allocated £19,520
For the plan on how this money will be spent please click here.
In 2016/17 we were allocated £9,772
This was spent as detailed below with the following impact.
Provision: Primary Sports Partnership: training etc
Impact: Partnership enabled support in delivering PE lessons to a high standard.
Support in arranging sports day.
Provision: Sports equipment and games
Impact: A new range of sporting equipment for indoor and outdoor PE, to increase skill development and help children develop their fundamental movement
skills in PE lessons.
Provision: Sporting events (entry fees, trophies, travel, etc)
Impact: Enabled greater participation in external events across a broader range of year groups in sports previously not experienced.
Provision: Clubs for FSM pupils
Impact: Has allowed children who would otherwise have been unable to participate to be included, allowing them to broaden their sports skills, experience and physical activity levels.
Provision: Top-up swimming for Year 6 Summer Term
Impact: Enables children to meet the national curriculum requirements of being able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at
least 25 metres.
Provision: Supply cover for PE release & events
Impact: Allowed PE staff to attend events during the school year without impacting on sports provision in school. PE staff were also able to feedback to all other staff on training which enabled staff to improve their teaching of PE.