Sport Premium funding, also known as Olympic Legacy funding, for Physical Education and School Sport was announced by the government in March 2013. The funding is only to be spent on PE and sport, and goes directly to schools who will decide what is best for their children’s needs with the aim of improving the quality of provision in every state primary school in England. This could vary from specialist coaching and teacher training to dedicated sports programmes, Change4Life sport clubs and support for competitions.
For the school year 2020-21, here at Milton Road Primary School we received £19,600 , which, in accordance with DfE guidance, we will continue to channel directly into developing the provision of high quality Sports throughout the school. Due to Lockdown last year curtailing expenditure on training and competitions, this year there was also a carry forward of £9,500.
This year with another Lockdown, Sports Premium spending had to adapt again. Throughout the year, the children remained in their class bubbles and therefore competition was limited. Visitors were excluded from the school grounds for the health and safety of the community and therefore training and coaching opportunities were limited. Therefore the emphases for this last year (see attached report for details) has been to continue to increase Active Learning opportunities including a new orienteering resource; to promote Active playtimes with the purchase of a new climbing frame in KS2; and to promote exercise across all the year groups by investing in new equipment especially for EYFS.
We have put together a plan for the academic year September 2021-22 to hopefully help to address issues which might be a legacy of Lockdown – particularly the training of staff to increase confidence in teaching curriculum PE. Below is a breakdown of how this year’s SPG funding (same amount as last year) will be spent:
£3500 – KI 1 - The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
£3500 - KI 2 - The profile of PESSPA being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
£4000 - KI 3 - Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
£4500 - KI 4 - Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
£4100 - KI 5 - Increased participation in competitive sport
Carry forward of £9,500 – Investigate ways to make further embed the Daily Mile into the school curriculum