PE Grant

 

Funding for Primary School PE and Sports

The government is providing an extra £150 million of annual funding for schools. The aim of this funding is to improve the Physical Education (PE) and Sports programs offered by primary schools, and is provided jointly by various governmental departments, including Education, Health and Culture, and Media and Sport.

Although the funding will be allocated to primary school budgets it will be ‘ring fenced’ – this means it can only be spent specifically on PE and sport in schools. You can read more about this under ‘Accountability’ below.

Purpose of funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport.                                These are some of the ways Harpley C of E Primary School plans to use the funding this year:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches for PE and swimming.
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  • Increasing pupils’ participation in PE and Games  by
    providing places free after school sports club places
  • Buying high quality
    equipment for PE and sport including a new Trim Trail
  • Providing taster sessions for a wide variety of sports

PE Grant Academic Year 2013-2014 

October                             £4,976.00

April                                  £3,234.00

42 children aged 5+ at January 2013 census = £8210.00

Swimming – Spring Term                       3   weeks         £38.50 per session                  £   115.50
Fakenham Pool                                      9   weeks                      per session                  £     53.28
Kevin Cross  Spring Term swim tuition  12 weeks         £ 28.00 per session                  £   336.00
Transport to swimming                           12 weeks         £ 74.00 per session                  £   888.00
Forest Schools – shared with Massingham     5  weeks                                                  £   156.25
Forest Schools – shared with Massingham     4  weeks                                                  £   125.00
Two Netball posts                                                                                                             £   341.67
Swimming Course for Sarah Maloney                                                                              £   165.00
Curriculum Enhancement Day                                                                                          £   200.00
Top Coaching Autumn Term                        13 weeks         £ 20.00 per session             £   540.00
Top Coaching Spring Term                          11weeks          £ 20.00 per session             £   480.00
Top Coaching after school for all                 12 weeks         £  2.50 per session               £ 1072.50
Cluster PE                                                                                                                         £   800.00

 Worked out on £8000 per school over 17 pupils plus £5.00 per pupil over 5 on pupil census – Autumn

PE Grant Academic Year 2014-2015

Total £8230.00 for Autumn Term 14, Spring & Summer Term 15                                                              Worked out on £8000 per school plus pupil weighting Autumn Census                                                        46 pupils aged 5+ at January 2014 census = £8230

Swimming – Spring Term                               11weeks         £ 40.00 per session                  £  440.00
Kevin Cross – Swimming tuition                     11 weeks        £ 30.00 per session                  £  330.00
Swimming Transport                                       11weeks         £ 95.00 per session                 £ 1045.00
Forest Schools – shared with Massingham     5 weeks                                                          £  156.25
Cluster PE                                                                                                                               £  800.00
Trim Trail                                                                                                                                £ 4000.00
Top Coaching after school for all – Autumn Term                                                                  £ 1365.00
Top Coaching after school for all – Spring Term                                                                     £  935.50

Top Coaching after school for all – Summer Term                                                                   £ 935.00

Contribution the the sporting activities at KS2 Residential Trip                                               £  200.00

PE Grant Academic YEAR 2015 – 2016

 

Predicted total £8,260.00 Autumn  Term 15, Spring & Summer Term 16                                                  Worked out on £8000 per school plus pupil weighting Autumn Census                                                           46 pupils aged 5+ at January 2014 census + £8230.00

Swimming – Spring Term                               11weeks         £ 40.00 per session                  £  440.00
Kevin Cross – Swimming tuition                     11 weeks        £ 30.00 per session                  £  330.00
Swimming Transport                                       11weeks         £ 95.00 per session                 £ 1100.00
Forest Schools – shared with Massingham     5 weeks                                                          £  200.00
Cluster PE                                                                                                                               £  800.00
Trim Trail                                                                                                                                £ 4000.00

Top Coaching after school for all – Autumn Term                                                                  £ 1365.00
Top Coaching after school for all – Spring Term                                                                     £  935.50

Top Coaching after school for all – Summer Term                                                                   £ 935.00

Contribution the the sporting activities at KS2 Residential Trip                                               £  200.00

Finish Line Sports Summer Term Class I                                                                               £  420.00

Finish Line Sports Autumn Term Class I                                                                                £  390.00

Finish Line Sports Spring Term Class I                                                                                  £  330.00

 

           

PE Grant Academic Year 2016-2017 predicted                    Total £8275.00  for Autumn Term 16, Spring & Summer Term 17

Gymnastics @ Lynnsport                                  4 sessions         £135.80                                   £   543.20
Transport to Lynnsport                                      4 sessions         £105.00                                   £   420.00

Swimming – Spring Term                                  11  weeks          £ 40.50 per session                  £   445.50
Kevin Cross – Spring Term swim tuition            11 weeks           £ 30.00 per session                  £   330.00
Top Coaching swimming coach                         11 weeks           £ 20.00 per session                  £   220.00
Transport to swimming                                      11 weeks           £105.00 per session                 £ 1155.00

Forest Schools – shared with Massingham        5  weeks         £ 0.00                                      £       0.00

Top Coaching Autumn Term – Class I                12 weeks         £ 20.00 per session                  £   240.00
Top Coaching Autumn Term – Class J               12 weeks         £ 20.00 per session                  £   240.00
Top Coaching Spring Term – Class I                  11 weeks         £ 20.00 per session                  £   220.00
Top Coaching Spring Term – Class J                 11 weeks         £ 20.00 per session                  £   220.00
Top Coaching Summer Term    – Class I            13 weeks         £ 20.00 per session                  £   260.00
Top Coaching after school for all – Autumn        11 weeks         £  2.50 per session                   £   440.00
Top Coaching after school for all – Spring          11 weeks         £  2.50 per session                   £   440.00
Top Coaching after school for all – Summer       13 weeks         £  2.50 per session                   £   650.00

Tennis for Summer Term                                     9 weeks         £30.00 per session                   £  270.00

PE/Playground markings
Netball court                                                                                                                               £  680.00
Maze                                                                                                                                          £  250.00
Fan                                                                                                                                             £  355.00
Compass clock map                                                                                                                   £  345.00

KS2 Residential activity                                                                                                              £  200.00

New club/activity taster federation day                                                                                      £

                                                       

Accountability

From September 2013, schools will be held to account for how they spend their additional ‘ring-fenced’ funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and Sport within the ‘Inspectors’ Handbook’ and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how Sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.

Harpley C of E Primary School and our Partnership school Great Massingham C of E Primary have a joint Governing Body PE Grant Committee to develop a strategic overview for the use of the PE Grant to ensure positive impacts for the pupils of the two schools and to identify areas for development.  Its aims are to:

  • Broaden sporting opportunities and experiences available to pupils through the introduction of
    new sports.
  • Develop a love of sport and physical activity for our children.
The Impact of the Funding So Far
  • High attendance at Multi-Sports After School Clubs.  The children benefit from the regular exercise and from learning new activities  Improved social skills are also evident through regular participation in team games.  This provides opportunities to participate in sports that would not otherwise be readily accessible in a small rural village.
  • Having the whole school going swimming for a whole term has many benefits.  This provision is far more than the recommendation in the National Curriculum and is having a positive benefit on the children’s confidence in the water and their ability to swim.  Water exercise is also beneficial for therapeutic and other health reasons as well as the main purpose to teach the children to swim and be confident in water.  It is always difficult to quantify the full impact but we know we have happy, confident children excited about going to the pool each week and there are virtually no non-swimmers leaving school at the end of Y6.  Swimming is not easily accessible to our rural village families, the nearest public pools are in Swaffham and King’s Lynn.
  • After the success of the tennis taster session and with the availability of good tennis facilities at Great Massingham, a weekly after school club has been set up.  This will allow the children to develop their tennis skills further and possibly lead to them playing the game for many years to come.
  • Working with our partnership school and pooling our resources has allowed us to achieve much more.  In addition to gaining new skills – be it orienteering or forest schools – the children have developed their social skills by mixing with the children from their partner school.  Seeing all the children confidently making new friends and taking part in activities together is very rewarding.  This is important for all schools but particularly so for small schools and is undoubtedly a very positive impact of funding.
  • The KS2 Residential Trip was an amazing experience for all the children.  Some of the grant was used to fund activities offered by the Horstead Centre.  These activities were aimed at building children’s confidence and care for each other and also at developing their sporting skills.  It also offered the opportunity to try sports not on offer locally, another issue for rural schools.  All KS2 children were involved.
  • A new Trim Trail in the school grounds has been installed.  It is proving extremely popular and is another opportunity for the children to benefit from exercise in a fun way.
  • A tyre park has also been installed providing fun and challenge for playtimes.
  • Some of the funding has been used for staff training particularly with regard to swimming teaching qualification.  This can only be beneficial in the future.  Further staff training is planned for the new academic year (September 2015).  This will include Outdoor Induction Training at Houghton Hall, INSET for team games.
  • Both partnership villages form a local team that entered the West Norfolk Inter-Village Games in 2014.  The team won the event.  Several Harpley children took part.  It is difficult to attribute this to the availability of the sports grant but the variety and amount of sport on offer undoubtedly helps towards building confidence, physical fitness and sportsmanship needed to take part.
  • Our Partnership PE Steering Committee is planning for the next year of the grant and has every intention of continuing to use the fund wisely, with a view to ensuring excellent PE and sports provision can continue in the future.

 

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