What is Sports Premium Grant?
The Sports Premium Grant is additional funding from the Government to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. It is also for improving the health and wellbeing of primary pupils.
How much is the Sports Premium Grant?
Allocations for the academic year 2015/16 are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6 and those age 5 in Reception, as recorded at the January 2015 Census as follows:
Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 plus £5 per eligible pupil; and
Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £500 per eligible pupil.
At The Dawnay we have chosen to use this funding to employ a part-time (0.2 FTE) Sports’ Co-ordinator to:
- Increase the amount of competitive sport in which our children can participate both in the school through inter-house competition and in the community, through our school to school links
- Make links to other community sports providers such as local specialist clubs
- Develop additional clubs and activities for children, outside the curriculum to foster an enjoyment of physical education and exercise and reach those children who do not always participate in sport and fitness
- Encourage our children to improve their leadership skills through sport.
- Give extra support in PE to meet the needs of our most talented children
- Work alongside teachers to increase confidence in the teaching of gymnastics and dance
- In this way, all our children will gain new skills and experiences for lifelong fitness and well-being and teachers will learn new techniques and knowledge to aid them in teaching high quality sport and PE.
- We aim to use the Sports’ Premium Funding to ensure that high quality Physical Education and Sport is sustainable at our school.