The PE and Sport Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities we offer our children.
School Sport Funding is money that is provided by the government to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of Physical Education, sport and physical activity within schools. The school has been in receipt of additional government funding specified as 'Sport Premium' since its introduction in September 2013. For the academic year 2017-18, schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.
Schools are free to spend the Sport Premium as they see fit since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made for all the pupils within their responsibility. This extra funding must be spent on Physical Education, school sport and physical activity. Each of these are defined as follows:
Physical Education - the delivery of the curriculum within lesson time to all children by teachers.
School Sport - the extra-curricular activities and competitions that our children have the opportunity to participate in.
Physical Activity - how we as a school promote exercise for enjoyment in addition to being an integral part of a healthy, active lifestyle.
As a school we are held accountable for how we use the additional funding. From April 2014 we have been required to publish online information regarding how we have invested the PE & Sport Premium and the impact it has made. To meet this requirement the following information has been produced which sets out the amount of Sport Premium we will receive and how we intend to use it.
We will utilise this extra funding to improve all aspects of Physical Education, sport and physical activity. This includes: maximising pupil progress, increasing participation in sport and physical activity, professional development for staff and to provide all children with the skills and knowledge required to lead a healthy and active lifestyle.
As a school we carefully consider how to spend our funding and the impact it will have on our children. We use information and guidance from the Youth Sport Trust to decide upon the most effective ways to spend the grant. For more information on this please follow this link:
Following on from our successful partnership in 2018 - 2019, Sharp Lane will be working closely with ACES education to improve the skills of teachers and support staff when delivering PE lessons. As part of their mentoring programme, staff receive support in planning engaging and active lessons, additionally they work tirelessly to increase the levels of physical activity within lessons.
Throughout the year, ACES staff will be in school on Monday and Fridays they will be happy to speak to parents about the activities they offer and the role that they play within school. Your child will, over the course of the year, work with the coaches in some capacity and we look forward to another successful year with the ACES team.