Sports Premium at Bishop Ridley
What is the Sports Premium?
Since 2013, schools in England have been awarded funding from the Government for Physical Education (PE) and school sport. The ‘Sports Premium’ funding is awarded to help schools continue to develop and improve the quality of PE and sport available to their pupils. The Government will provide this funding until at least 2020.
How is the money allocated?
Schools with more than 17 eligible pupils receive £8,000 per academic year, plus £5 per pupil. On the Government website, ‘eligible’ schools include: “Schools maintained by the local authority, academies and free schools, special schools (for children with special educational needs or disabilities), non-maintained special schools (schools for children with special educational needs that the Secretary of State for Education has approved under section 342 of the Education Act 1996), city technology colleges (CTCs), pupil referral units (PRUs provide education for children who can’t go to a mainstream school), general hospitals.”
How is Bishop Ridley using the Sports Premium funding?
Our sports premium is being spent in the following ways:
- New resources have been purchased to support the PE curriculum. This includes a new, editable scheme of work for Key Stages 1 and 2 and an annual subscription to the 5-a-day website (http://5-a-day.tv/) which provides differentiated physical activities (e.g. dance, coordination, balance activities)
- We are continuing to create links with local primary and secondary schools, using the funding to provide any resources that may be required for participation in organised events (e.g. new footballs and goals for football club)
- We are developing our extra-curricular provision, which currently includes football, dance and running club. The Sport Premium will be used to subsidise costs for clubs where appropriate.
- We are enhancing our PE provision by bringing in external coaches to work alongside teachers in delivering high quality PE (e.g. cricket coaching)
- We are planning to re-start the Change4Life club before school to engage the less active children in physical activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. Any additional resources required can be purchased using the Sport Premium.
- A school subscription to the Association of Physical Education (AfPE).