Purpose of Sports Premium
“I want every child to be able to aim for the stars, and to be supported in reaching them.” (David Laws, Education Minister, 2012). Since September 2013 each school has received funding called Sports Premium. The funding is to make ‘additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefits of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.’ (Gov) This means that we can use the premium to:
- Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers;
- Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in the future years.
Overview of PE and sport Participation in school
At Carnforth School we really value the importance of Sport and PE. We are committed to offering our children the chance to get involved in a variety of different sports and games in both a competitive and non-competative environment, to foster a love of sport that remains with them for life and opens up opportunities beyond what we offer at school. We provide opportunities to develop healthy, active lifestyles through:
- Developing a healthy, active lifestyle where all pupils are engaged in regular physical activity;
- Increasing the profile of PE and sport across the school and using it as a tool for whole-school improvement;
- Increasing opportunities to participate in competitive sport;
- Broader range of sports and activities being offered to all pupils;
- Increasing the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching Physical Education and sport.
The DfE vision is that, “all pupils leaving primary school to be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.”
The Primary School Physical Literacy Framework, developed by Youth Sports Trust, Sport England, County Sport Partnership Network, Association of Physical Education and Sports Coach UK describe Physical Literacy as, “the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding that provides children with the movement foundation for lifelong participation in physical activity. Enabling them to be physically literate supports their development as competent, confident and healthy movers.”
The improvements in school will be sustainable in the future as:
- Staff members will have increased their knowledge, skills and confidence teaching Physical Education
- Links formed with the local community clubs and leagues
- Links established and sustained with local primary and secondary schools.
Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.