PE & Sports Premium Funding

What is ‘Sports Premium’ Funding?

The PE and Sports Premium is a government-funding stream designed to help primary schools improve the quality of PE and sport activities they offer. Schools receive PE and Sports Premium funding based on the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6.

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity.
  • The profile of PE and sport is 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.

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of their physical education (PE), physical activity and sport.

How do we use it?

Last academic year we were awarded the Platinum School Games Mark for our commitment to competitions and PE Provision, this followed a few years of achieving Gold.

We will continue to build on this good practice and endeavour to develop our PE Provision and sporting opportunities further.

This academic year, Mr Wright, Deputy Headteacher is responsible for the organisation of sport and PE across the school, working with teachers and outside agencies.  The spending of this funding is reported to Governors on a regular basis.

Funding is allotted by:

  • What are you planning to do?
  • Who does this action impact?
  • Which Key Indicator does it meet?
  • What is the impact and how will sustainability be achieved?
  • Associated costs

Recently there have been updates and changes to how the funding can be used from the Department for Education, based on research informed practice which states that since 2012 when funding started:

  • Ofsted say teachers (around 50%) are not confident in the teaching of PE.
  • Obesity figures have not gone down.

Upskilling teachers on delivering high quality PE and reducing obesity were the two main reasons why the funding was initially introduced.

Funding this year is about putting things in place to achieve the government’s aim of all teaching staff to be confident and competent in the teaching of PE.

In other words, not relying solely on sport specific coaching staff being brought into school to deliver PE and instead the money spent on teacher CPD (continuous professional development), so children receive high quality PE teaching on a weekly basis in school.

What are our priorities this year?

Mr Wright presented the 2023/24 PE Sports Premium to the Board of Governors at their full meeting in November.

Our priorities are:

  • All children are engaged in regular physical activity, (2 hours of PE a week or continuous provision in the EYFS) lunchtime activities for pupils and promotion of mental health and wellbeing.
  • To raise the profile of PE and Sport.
  • CPD for teachers, working alongside WLSP (West Lancashire Sports Partnership) PE Specialists to provide training for class teachers on delivering various aspects of the PE curriculum.
  • Children to experience a broader range of sports and activities.
  • Children to take part in an ‘intra-school’ competition each half-term, to include the setting of ‘personal best’ challenges.
  • To take part in the full range of TASA competitions (district schools) throughout the year to provide children with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best.
  • To endeavour to ensure that our Year 6 children meet the National Curriculum requirement for swimming.

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Hesketh-with-Becconsall All Saints C.E. Primary School
Shore Road,
Hesketh Bank,
Nr. Preston,
Main Contact, Mrs Roebuck