Primary PE and Sport Funding
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £150 million each year for academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport. It will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and P.E each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years.
Purpose of the Funding
Schools will spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Examples include additional sport clubs, equipment to support P.E and hiring specialist P.E teachers/qualified sport coaches.
At Cuxton we recognise the contribution of P.E to the health and well-being of the children. In addition, it is considered that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.
In 2013-2014 Cuxton Schools received £8420 for the Junior school and £7980 for the Infant school to be spent on sport and PE provision in school.
Since September 2013 we have worked with a private company providing high quality sports and P.E lessons to both schools. The teachers in both schools have been given the opportunity to work alongside the coaches to improve and increase their skills in the teaching of P.E and sport.
Cost to the Junior school £8160
Cost to the Infant School £4380
In 2014–2015 Cuxton Schools received £8900 for the Junior school and £8760 for the Infant school to be spent on sport and PE provision in school.
We are continuing our partnership with our outside provider and are now also working with the Greenacre Sports Partnership who assist us in competing in the Medway Mini Youth Games. Weekly lunchtime clubs provide opportunities for upper school children in the Junior school to practice for the MYG and staff from the partnership travel with our pupils to the events in minibuses provided by Greenacre as part of our package.
The Greenacre Sports partnership is also providing both schools with Outstanding lesson plans across both schools.
In 2015-2016 Cuxton Schools received £8900 for the Junior School and £8760 for the Infant school to be spent on sport and PE provision in school.
This year we are working with a private company providing high quality CPD to teachers within P.E. lessons to enable teachers to develop good to outstanding practise. A separate private sport coach provides high quality teaching to children within foundation stage to develop their basic skills and understanding within P.E. Morning clubs and lunchtime clubs provide children with the opportunity to develop within certain sports.