Sports Premium

Gainsborough PE and Sport Premium Grant 2016/17

The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils

What is the PE and Sports Grant?

The Education Funding Agency is providing additional funding to each school to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated to Primary School Headteachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Gainsborough Primary School PE and Sports Grant

Funding for schools is calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual school census in January 2016. For this academic year Gainsborough Primary will receive £8,900.

Purpose of funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and 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 PE;
  • 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 some places for pupils on after school sports clubs; and holiday clubs.

Use of the 2016/17 PE and Sports Grant allocation for Gainsborough Primary School has been planned to cover the following:

  1. Specialist coaches and a sports apprentice to work alongside staff when teaching PE, providing an ‘Active Playground’ at lunchtime and to supplement our afterschool provision to raise awareness and aspirations in sports (contribution of approx. £5000)
  2. Costs to participate in sports partnership with the Cumberland School sports outreach programme. This gives us additional sports specialists to raise the quality of gymnastics, athletics and dance across all year groups (approx. £2500).
  3. Transport to events and additional staffing costs (approx. £250)
  4. Staff training throughout the year (CPD) via CSSP and Youth Sports Trust (approx. £500)
  5. Update sports equipment for lessons and lunch break (approx. £250)
  6. Additional swimming – contribution so 3 year groups can attend intensive swimming sessions at Aquatic Centre (approx. £400)

Impact of previous year’s spending of PE and sports premium grant

Equipment: The school has improved its PE equipment, which has led to a greater variety of sports being taught within PE. Children are experiencing different sports and developing a wider range of skills.

Specialist Coaches: Children are increasingly engaged in lessons
Specialist sports teachers- staff upskilled through observing specialist sports teachers in a variety of PE areas. Planning updated and improved as a result. Children met inspiring coaches linked with local clubs and had the opportunity to go to those clubs if they wanted to develop their skills further.

Staff Training: Teachers and lunchtime staff are feeling more confident in the delivery of a wider variety of sports. Children are experiencing a wider variety of sports and better quality teaching. A sporting element has been added to play at lunchtimes. Money to travel to competitions. This gave a focus to sport development and children grew in confidence by taking part in competitions for their school.