PE AND SPORTS GRANTS
What is the PE and Sports Grant?
The Education Funding Agency is providing additional funding to each school 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 – is allocated to Primary School Headteachers.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
GLPNS PE and Sports Grant
Funding for schools is calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January 2020.
For this academic year GLPNS will receive £ 19,997
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
- hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
- supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional clubs
- paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
- providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
- running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in School Games
- buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
- providing some places for pupils on after school sports clubs
- funding the use of a minibus to transport children to and from sporting events
Impact of previous years' spending of PE and sports premium
Coaches - All staff attended CPD with Chance to Shine. Fulham Football Club have assisted school in running lunchtime skills/drills sessions in the run up to the EFL tournament
School Clubs -An increased number and variety of clubs were made available to the children resulting in an increased percentage of children participating in clubs.
Chelsea Ladies Football Club came to school to offer a skills workshop for Year 6 teachers and pupils.
Awards- The overall increased participation of sport for the school has resulted in GLPNS being awarded the ‘School Games’ Gold mark in 2019/20 for the third year in a row.
Competitions - The amount of inter-school events have increased dramatically during the academic year 2019-20 despide the school closure due to Covid.
Up until lockdown we had entered 34 competitions with the School Games mark (our most ever)
Equipment -This has been replenished and replaced throughout the year ensuring that teachers have appropriate equipment to use during PE session maximising children’s
participation and waiting times for children.
‘So many of our children take part in Sports activities. The enthusiasm they have towards sport is great and it makes school a place they want to be.’
Sarah Pinch (Green Lane Attendance Officer)
‘Sport at Green Lane gives our children the opportunity to participate in a wide range of competitive and non-competitive activities.
Over the last few years, the profile of sport has been raised, resulting in our school achieving the Gold Sports mark three years running.’
Graham Fairclough (Outdoor Learning and Forest School Leader)
‘My son has loved being involved in the football tournaments. Mrs Tapp is a great coach and he had such a fun day.’
Dylan – Year 6
‘I am looking forward to being a Sports Leader at Green Lane so that I can make sport a bigger thing and have a say in what happens.’
Lois - Year 4
'We do a lot of sport to exercise. It keeps us healthy and is fun'.
Summer - Year 2
‘I like how we do different things outside at different times. I like how we get different people who don’t work in the school to help us learn like football’.