Normanby Primary School has a strong tradition of striving to achieve well in sport; in 2014, Governors took the decision to re-energise sport at our school, with a focus on competition and creating a sporting habit for life in our young people. Governors made use of the additional funding called the PE and Sport Premium for primary schools to support the Head Teacher in leading this change.
Mr Faulkner used the additional funding to make improvements to PE and sport for pupils at our school. We have employed three sports coaches and a specialist PE teacher to both teach PE and to extend the range of extra-curricular sports activities available. Providing staff with professional development in PE was also included in our action plan.
The government has provided the funding and this year (2019), we have seen the funding doubled. This ensures pupils are being provided with not only high quality PE teaching but with new specialist equipment. Additionally, our children have more opportunities to participate in sport and physical activity.
The PE department reported to Governors that the premium has enabled all our children to access and participate in several ‘new’ sports and for many, excel in PE and competitive school sport. The funding has also been used to help selected pupils overcome personal difficulties and as a platform to improve their physical and social development.
We are working in partnership with a range of local organisations and other schools to share expertise and extend provision and currently offer 14 extra-curricular sports clubs.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport you offer.
This means that you should use the premium to:
- develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that your school already offers
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Schools can use the premium to secure improvements in the following indicators:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
- 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
For example, you can use your funding to:
- provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively and embed physical activity across your school
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
- introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
- support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
- enter or run more sport competitions
- partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
- increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
- raise attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2
- embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching. Where schools choose to take part in an active mile, you should use your existing playgrounds, fields, halls and sports facilities to incorporate an active mile into the school day and develop a lifelong habit of daily physical activity.
Where schools choose to take part in an active mile, you should use your existing playgrounds, fields, halls and sports facilities to incorporate an active mile into the school day and develop a lifelong habit of daily physical activity.