What is the PE and Sports Premium?
The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils through sustainable developments.
"The government is providing additional funding of £300 million per annum 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 - will be allocated to primary school head teachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best of way using of the money. However, the government suggests that school can use funding to:
- hire specialist PE teachers
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
- run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- run sports activities with other schools.
What are we doing at Boldmere?
Sporting opportunities are actively encouraged and developed at The Federation of Boldmere Schools and our children participate in weekly lessons, after school clubs and a range of competitions. Our school PE and sport development priorities are based on our school context and identified pupil need. These include:
• To increase the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity (including disadvantaged pupils).
• To increase the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
• To increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
• To broaden the experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
• To increase participation in competitive sport.
We believe that physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability, emotional health, mental well being and interaction with others. Through sport and other physical activities our children will learn about their responsibilities both as individuals and members of groups and teams. They learn to cooperate and to compete fairly, understanding their own and other’s roles.
By the time children leave school in year 6, our aims are that through physical education we teach and develop physical competence, an appreciation of skilled and creative performances, understanding of basic principles of ‘fair play’ and improve inter personal skills and healthy lifestyles. We achieve this by:
- following a broad and balanced PE curriculum fulfilling the requirements of the National Curriculum;
- developing a whole curriculum for supporting children to make informed choices about healthy living and lifestyles;
- adapting the Real PE programme to fulfil the needs of our children;
- giving every child the opportunity to swim at least 25m;
- developing the fitness of the individual, by ensuring a good pace in lessons and incorporating fitness activities into physical education lessons as appropriate;
- integrating, where possible, into other curriculum areas, for example, the use of athletics data in maths & ICT;
- developing programmes that meet the needs of all the children, providing equal opportunities, making allowances for children with disabilities and medical conditions, taking into account children with special needs, through modified classroom programmes;
- involving the community where possible, for example, Sports Day, clubs, inter-school matches, outside coaching personnel and resources.
- providing enjoyable experiences, where positive attitudes of sensitivity, leadership, co-operation, competition and tolerance may develop.
For the year 2021-22 Boldmere Infant and Nursery School have received funding of £17,800 and for 2022-23 allocated funding of £17,840.
Boldmere Junior school have received funding of £19,600.
Please see documents below, which give a breakdown of the funding allocation we receive, how we spend the money, and our rationale behind this, as well as the impact of the spending. Our aim is to ensure all of the support and provision put in place is sustainable and will have a lasting impact on our children’s love for sport whilst at Boldmere Schools, and beyond.
For more information, please visit Government Guidance by clicking the link below: