What is the PE & Sport Premium?
Since 2013, the Government has provided substantial primary school sport funding. This funding was being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will see money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Schools have to spend this funding on improving our provision of PE and sport, but we have the freedom to choose how we do this.
Possible uses for the funding include:
- hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
- paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
- providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
- running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
- buying necessary equipment to enhance PE and Sport
- providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs.
Funding for 2020 to 2021
The £320 million PE and Sport Premium will continue in the 2020 to 2021 academic year. Hillside’s allocation is £17,830.
How do we be spend the PE & Sports Funding and who benefits?
The Governors agree that the money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development. We feel that this is the most effective and efficient way for the funding to have a long lasting and positive effect on future learning and physical development of children within our school.
|2020/21 – Allocation £17,830
Important: Please note that many of our plans may be subject to change dependent upon any potential pandemic restrictions. Plans and opportunities to compete/participate will be reviewed ongoing throughout the year and appropriate amendments made where deemed necessary.
The information below is under constant review in light of COVID19 and subject to change.
To raise the quality of teaching PE and sport in school, ensuring that standards are at least good at Hillside and that this is sustainable we will:
|Hire qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching PE
We will continue to organise for specialist coaches to come into school, provided by links with Excel Academy and other local agencies. Our teachers will observe and participate in the sessions to develop their own skills so that they can then teach this area themselves, once the coach has completed their course of teaching. During the Autumn term, our School Link Worker will be teaching the children a range of socially distanced games.
Not only will the children benefit from being taught by a specialist coach but our own staff will be developed through sharing good practice and assisting in the PE lessons.
We will pay for an external specialist sports lesson provider to enhance the teaching of PE to all pupils and to raise the quality of teaching PE and sport in school whilst aiding children’s physical development and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.
|Join the North Stoke Schools Partnership
In partnership with other local primary schools within our cluster, we will join the North Stoke Schools Partnership Package for Sport through Excel Academy. This will enable us to access ongoing support and training opportunities provided by the Partnership. Much of this will be done in school and virtually.
|Provide places for pupils in after school sports clubs
Our school offers a range of after school clubs, accessed by children from all Key Stages. Many clubs are on hold at the moment and may be reintroduced when deemed safe to do so. We aim to provide clubs for Football, Taekwondo, Street Dance, Multi-skills and Indoor Rowing. Some activities will run throughout the year however others will run at various times of the year. Clubs are lead either by Hillside staff or by outside agencies. Clubs provided by external agencies will incur a fee. Clubs ran by members of Hillside staff may incur a small fee to cover the cost of any resources required. Details are subject to change.
Coaches will prepare children for tournaments and performances, offering specialist training to support ‘Team Hillside’. We will ensure that these are sustainable at budget setting.
|Provide opportunities for children to compete
Our PE & Sport Leader will arrange tournaments and fixtures between the cluster primaries, whilst offering exit routes for our more gifted children, allowing them to compete against other children at a higher level. This may need to be done virtually. Hillside pupils have represented the town and city teams, we feel it is important that children who are more able in sport are given the chance to participate against others of a similar ability and potential and these opportunities are continual.
|Provide training for lunchtime supervisors to introduce playground games at lunchtimes
Lunchtime Supervisors who engage with children’s play can transform lunchtimes. At Hillside, our Lunchtime supervisors will be trained to continually offer children a positive play opportunity during the lunchtime break.
Lunchtime Supervisors will use their existing knowledge to support the children in their social distancing games.
|Introduce Playground Leaders
A School Sports Crew will be elected. Hopefully, as the year progresses they may take on more of a supportive sporting role.
|Extend the use of the house team system to inter-house sports competitions for pupils of all ages
Our annual Sports Day is the end of year whole school sporting event where family and friends are welcome to come along to join in the fun and lend their support. We will extend the use of the house team system to enable regular, inter-house sports competitions for pupils of all ages throughout the year.
|We will also:
|Budget 20/21 = £17,830 plus £710 carried forward from 2019/20 = Total £18,540
Please click below to see how we have spent the money so far.