What is it?
The Sports Premium is additional funding allocated by the government to improve the quality and breadth of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Schools must spend the additional funding on sustainable improvements but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Therefore, the Sports Premium should be used to:
- develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that the school already offers
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years (sustainable)
- positively impact and increase pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
What impact does the Sports Premium funding have?
The impact on pupils of the additional PE and Sport funding is measured at the end of each academic year. Schools must use the premium to secure improvements in the following 5 indicators:
- the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
- the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
- increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
- increased participation in competitive sport
In 2018/19, Hob Hill received £17,888 Sports Premium. For details of how this was used and the impact, please see the document below.
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