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The Echelford Primary School

Sport Premium

Sport Premium Funding Information from the DfE:

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE & sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding might include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
  • 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, or increasing pupils’ participation in school games
  • Buying quality-assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
  • Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools

From September 2013, schools will be held to account over how they spend their additional, ringfenced 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.”

Saxon and Echelford Primary schools will be pooling their resources in order to maximize on the opportunities of working together.  We understand we will have approximately £19,500 per year to spend for the next 2 years. 

We have taken the decision to focus primarily on the ‘Games’ aspect of PE provision.

Our intended outcomes for Sport Premium expenditure are as follows:

  • Increased leadership capacity in terms of PE & PSHE subject leaders
  • Increased skill set of teaching staff including: understanding of how to teach technical aspects of games; ability to differentiate; ability to ‘talent spot’
  • Increase in number of children taking part in competitive sport during school time (inter & intra)
  • Increase in number of children taking part in competitive sport outside of school
  • Healthy Schools status
  • Development of parental understanding of impact of diet & exercise on child development and their capacity to learn

How the funding will be spent:

  • Employ specialist coach to support PE subject leaders lead the development of provision (20 hours per week; 39 weeks per year)
  • Specialist coach to work alongside teachers with particular focus on planning, assessment, differentiation
  • Implement a wide range of sports activities before, during and after school
  • Include PE lesson observations as part of SLT’s monitoring schedules
  • Target particular groups
  • Implement rigorous planning and assessment processes
  • Implement sports leadership programme with Upper Key Stage 2
The Echelford Primary School