Primary PE Funding Statement
Primary PE Funding
The Department for Education (DfE) provided additional funding for all students in Primary Schools from 2013 onwards. This is to ensure : all students develop and maintain healthy lifestyles ; improved quality and breath of PE and sport ; improved attainment in PE ; and, increased overall participation rates in PE.
Total number of students eligible for Primary PE funding
Amount of PE funding received per student
Schools with 17 or more eligible students receive a lump sum of £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per student
Total amount of Primary PE funding received
At Bradfields the PE funding is being used to work towards achieving the following aims:
- To provide additional swimming lessons to all eligible primary students (skill development and physical activity; sensory needs, self-confidence, socialisation and enjoyment).
- To provide professional development opportunities in identified areas to develop the teaching of primary PE.
- To provide all eligible primary students opportunities to experience new PE and cross curricular activities (e.g. horse riding).
- To seek support from a range of external agencies in order to maintain an up to date knowledge of developments in primary PE.
- To increase the number and range of opportunities for primary inter-school competitions.
- To access CPD and purchase specialist equipment and teaching resources to develop intervention programmes (sensory circuits, yoga).
- To develop the range of physical activity engagement opportunities outside curriculum PE (including break times).
- To further engage parents and carers in accessing physical activity opportunities.
- To develop Forest Schools work and introduce Beach Schools programme (outdoor play and learning).
Previously at Bradfields the funding has enabled us to achieve the following aims:
- To provide swimming lessons to all eligible students.
- To provide all students opportunities to experience new sporting activities such as Skiing.
- To provide professional development opportunities in identified areas (including dance).
- To purchase specialist equipment and teaching resources to develop dance and gymnastics.
- To continue to provide Swimming lessons, Cycling, Skiing, Martial Arts and Trampolining opportunities.
- To provide teaching staff opportunities to work alongside specialist coaches and further develop their PE/sport specific knowledge which will enable staff to further develop the range of activities on offer within academy based lessons.
- To develop and establish links with external local clubs that provide opportunities for students beyond the academy day.
- To develop links with other schools/academies and provides to increase the opportunities for inter-school/academies PE and Sport competitions.
- To ensure all students develop and maintain healthy lifestyles
- To develop and improve the quality and breath of PE and school/academy sport
- To raise attainment in PE
- To increase overall participation rates in PE and school/academy sport
- To further the engagement in additional Competitions and Sporting events.
- To further the links with local schools/academies.
- To further CPD to ensure all Primary PE lessons are Outstanding.
Deployment of Funding
To date this funding has been used to provide students in primary with access to swimming, trampolining, Martial Arts and cycling lessons. In addition KS2 students have also accessed Skiing lessons. New resources have been purchased and staff have accessed specific CPD in order to further raise the quality of teaching and learning in PE lessons, this had led to increased student progression within PE.
Impact of Funding
Please see attached document for specific impact of funding on students confidence, skills and progress within PE.
We will be exploring opportunities in the following areas:
- Teaching staff to work alongside colleagues and specialist coaches and develop their PE/sport specific knowledge; this knowledge can be used for teaching staff to deliver activities (including wake-up/shake-up).
- Develop and establish links with external local clubs that provide opportunities for students within/beyond the academy day (including horse riding).
- Develop links with other schools/academies and providers to increase the opportunities for inter-school PE/sport competition.
- Procuring professional training for teaching staff to raise their confidence and competence in teaching PE and sport (BEAM).