In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport provision.
Funding will be allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils, including: primary, middle, special and non-maintained special schools, academies and pupil referral units from 1 September 2013.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer such as:
- Developing or adding to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers
- Building capacity and capability within school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:
- 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
Sports Premium Provision for 2021 - 2022
Amount Scheduled for Academic Year: £17,840
- Outdoor learning opportunities for all pupils to promote a good mental health, and for children to participate in outdoor learning tasks which have increased physical activity - £1,320
- Hiring of local sports Centre for increased facilities and equipment - £350
- Active play leader at lunchtimes - £2,180
- PE scheme of work, equipment and resources to help staff teach PE and sport more effectively - £1,000
- Specialist qualified sports coaches to increase confidence, knowledge and skills in the teaching of PE and sport - £4,290
- Offsite activities for children in Years 3 & 5, to promote additional ‘outdoor and adventurous challenge’ activities - £2,000
- Entry fees for sporting competitions & sports affiliations - £200
- Run a sporting competition to increase pupils’ participation within a competitive sport against other local primary schools - £600
- Run inter-house competitions to increase pupils’ participation within a competitive sport against their peers - £300
- Lunchtime sporting clubs for increased engagement of pupils in regular physical activity - £2,000
- Additional sports coaches during themed week (Health & Fitness week) to broaden the range of sporting activities which children experience - £1,000
- Role model visit to inspire pupils as a tool for whole school improvement and to encourage increased physical activity - £1,000
- Introduce pupil roles of sport leaders to improve sport activity during break times - £600
- Sports club for one term for less active children - £1,000
Sports Premium Impact for 2020 - 2021
Amount Received (Academic Year 20/21): £17,840 + £12,403 (carry forward 19/20 due to school closures as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic)
Total Spent 2020/21: £30,243
Raised profile of PE/Sport
Despite the challenges of the pandemic and the restrictions in place, we have continued to raise the profile of PE/Sport and the importance of the children having good mental health, through the provision and opportunities we have provided.
- Purchased equipment and resources to help staff teach PE more effectively.
- Provided the children with lunchtime football club; three times a week, and an additional coach due to increase in numbers.
- Wellbeing and mindfulness training for parents/carers to support with their children at home.
- Whole school sporting events, such as Race for Life, sports day, etc.
- PE sessions with specialist coaches.
- PSHE curriculum.
Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
Specialist qualified sports coaches have worked with our teachers and some teaching assistants and as a result our staff have reported that they have increased confidence and knowledge to deliver high quality PE lessons within the area they have been supported in. We have had specialist coaches in for;
- Tag Rugby
- Didi Rugby
In addition, the use of sporting subscriptions such as Cyber Coach and Get Set 4 PE scheme of work have been purchased. As a result, it has increased staff confidence, skills and assessment opportunities when teaching PE.
Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
Due to the covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions in place, many activities which we would typically offer to broaden the range of sports and activities available to our children, where unable to take place. The lunchtime ‘Active Play’ worker has resulted in increased active pupils’ participation at lunchtimes and our PE curriculum has enabled a range of sports and activities to be taught to all year groups.
Other experiences, not through the Sports Premium, include;
- Street Dance
- Adventurous outdoor activities (Year 6 residential trip – 5 days)
The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
- Lunchtime ‘Active Play’ worker
- Outdoor playground gym equipment
- Active playground markings
- Minimum of two PE lessons a week
- Lunchtime football club – three times a week
- Two new pieces of playground equipment to promote physical activity at break and lunch times
Increased participation in competitive sport
Due to the covid-19 pandemic, the government guidance did not allow for competitive sports with other settings to take place, due to the restrictions in place, therefore these opportunities were limited during this time. We did however have a competitive sports day in bubbles, along with competitive matches within PE class lessons.
Swimming at Downsway
All pupils at Downsway Primary School will typically receive swimming lessons in Year 4. We currently use the swimming pool at Bradfield Sports Complex and qualified swimming instructors.
Schools are required to publish information on the percentage of their pupils in Year 6 who met each of the three swimming and water safety national curriculum requirements:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
Use a range of strokes effectively
Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
Year 5 (31)
(2021 – 2022)
Year 4 (31)
(2021 – 2022)