Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
The Government has provided additional funding of £150 million per annum to schools for the last academic years since 2014 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.
This ring fenced funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and money is going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality and provision of sport and PE for all their children.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. OFSTED are playing a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase. Currently all schools receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus a premium of £10 per pupil.
Use of Funding at Beacon Hill School
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, and there are some published guidelines as to how they choose to do this.
Beacon Hill Primary School allocation for the academic year 2018-2019 is £18,540 and it is being used to promote enjoyment and engagement in sport and exercise and healthy lifestyles by:
- Providing additional training in PE skills of teaching staff in the school; to develop the opportunities for extra-curricular clubs and to organise more intra-school competitions for the school Houses.
- Funding the appointment of a PE Co-ordinator on a part-time basis shared with other local Confederation schools, to organise PE events and provide the opportunity for all pupils to compete in inter-school competitions.
- Providing additional resources for PE and school sport for pupils now and in the future.
- The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school.
- Improving the outdoor learning environment for extending our outdoor PE provision
We aim to make these changes sustainable by ensuring quality CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for the P.E lead and all staff and by working closely with our confederation of schools.