PE and Sport Premium
We were delighted to have achieved the YST Silver Quality Award 2018-2020.
Sports Premium Update for 2023-2024 academic year
The UK government has renewed the Sports Premium Funding for schools in England and Wales for the academic year 2023-2024. This funding is aimed at promoting physical activity and sports among school-age children to improve their health and wellbeing. The announcement of the renewed funding was made by the Department for Education in December 2022.
The Sports Premium Funding was first introduced in 2013 and has since been renewed annually. The funding is available to all primary schools in England and Wales and is calculated based on the number of pupils in the school. The funding is intended to help schools improve the quality and range of their physical education (PE) and sport provision, including after-school clubs and activities.
The Sports Premium update is an important initiative for schools, as it provides them with the resources they need to provide high-quality physical education and sport programs. This includes funding for equipment, specialist coaches, and teacher training. The funding also enables schools to increase participation in physical activity and sports by providing access to a wider range of activities, such as dance, yoga, and martial arts.
The renewed funding for 2023-2024 will provide schools with £320 million, an increase of £10 million from the previous year. This increase in funding is a recognition of the importance of physical activity and sports in improving children’s health and wellbeing. The government hopes that this funding will help to address the decline in physical activity among children in recent years, which has been linked to a range of health problems, including obesity and poor mental health.
The Sports Premium Funding has been successful in increasing participation in physical activity and sports among children. According to a report by the Department for Education, 95% of primary schools in England and Wales have used the funding to improve their PE and sport provision. The report also found that the funding had a positive impact on the quality of PE teaching and increased the number of children participating in sport outside of school hours.
In addition to the Sports Premium Funding, the UK government has also introduced other initiatives to promote physical activity and sports among children. This includes the Daily Mile, a program that encourages children to run or jog for 15 minutes every day, and the School Games, a national program that promotes competitive sport among schools.
The Daily Mile has been successful in increasing children’s physical activity levels and has been adopted by over 11,000 schools in England and Wales. The School Games has also been successful in promoting competitive sport among schools and has seen over 18,000 schools participate in the program since its launch in 2012.
The renewal of the Sports Premium Funding for 2023-2024 is a positive step in promoting physical activity and sports among children in England and Wales. However, it is important to note that the funding alone is not enough to address the issue of declining physical activity levels among children. It is also important for parents, schools, and communities to encourage children to be active and engage in physical activity and sports outside of school hours.
Department for Education Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium
ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following.
KEY OBJECTIVE: To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools, leading to a long lasting impact against the vision (below) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
1. the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
2. the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
3. increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
4. broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
5. increased participation in competitive sport
Sport Premium Report 2023
Sports Premium 2022 Report
Please click on the link below to see how Brockley Primary School spends the allocated amount of £17, 010 sport funding:
Physical Education Mission Statement
Physical Education is a high priority curriculum area of study at Brockley Primary School. All lessons are based on the fundamentals (ABC’s) of movement for the long term athletic developments of all pupils. The ‘I can do it’ theme is referred to throughout all lessons to help pupils progress, improve their well-being and increase confidence.
Attention to the whole child’s development is also promoted in lessons to engage them to think healthy, develop their physical ability and improve their social aspects both for today and their future.
To improve teacher delivery of high quality Physical Education, school employed a specialist PE Consultant, whose input of CPD was employed for each term for one afternoon a week across the academic year 2016/2017. Teachers worked with their class alongside the specialist – observing, team teaching, sharing good practice which in turn leads to the delivery of sessions that are observed by the specialist and amendments shared leading to improved outcomes for pupils in future sessions.
The Physical Education curriculum includes at Brockley Primary School includes:
The delivery of the Physical Education curriculum is clearly mapped across the academic year. Lessons are fully inclusive, active and fun where all pupils make good progress and build self-confidence via the ‘I can do it’ theme.
Brockley Primary School is an active member of the Bolsover Primary Sports Association. This provides a calendar of competition and festivals along with the other 9 local schools.
Brockley Primary School is also a member of the Bolsover District School Sports Partnership; this offers an extension to competition opportunities and a variety of other teaching, learning and professional development prospects.
Physical Education is an integral and popular area of the curriculum for all pupils throughout the school day. It is viewed by the Brockley Community as essential for their future health and well-being.