What is Sports Premium?
Schools must use Sports Premium funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport a school offers.
This means that the premium should be used to:
- develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that your school already offers
- build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Schools are able to use the premium to secure improvements in the following indicators:
- 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
All primary schools receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus £10 per pupil aged 5 or over on roll. Here at Mereside Primary we aim is to use the funding effectively to ensure that standards of learning and achievement in PE and Sports are raised, with all children, regardless of their background, engaging in physical activity as part of the curriculum and extra-curricular provision.
PE AND SPORT PREMIUM FUNDING AT MERESIDE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Mereside Primary School’s funding allocation for the year 2018-2019 is £18,130. Further information about how we are using our PE and Sport Premium can be found below.