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Sports Premium

Sports Premium at Gainsborough Primary School
The PE and Sports Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sports activities they offer their pupils.

What is the PE and Sports Grant?

The Education Funding Agency is providing additional funding to each school to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated to Primary School Headteachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Gainsborough Primary School PE and Sports Grant

Funding for schools is calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual school census in January 2018. For this academic year Gainsborough Primary will receive £11,000.

Purpose of funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding might include:

·     supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs;

·     paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport;

·     providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport;

·     running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in School Games;

·     hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE (as an addition not as core staff);

·     buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport;

·     providing some places for pupils on after school sports clubs; and holiday clubs.

At Gainsborough we believe that children should enjoy a high quality curriculum to develop fundamental movement skills and are physically active for sustained periods of time.  Children should know how to improve, recognise their own success and lead an active and healthy lifestyle.  Children should experience competitive environments against self and others to develop communication, fairness and respect for others. 

For the academic Year 2018-19 Gainsborough Primary School will receive a Sports Premium Grant of £11,000. Funding will be spent in the following areas:

  • £6000 towards the salary of a qualified sports ASL to work with teachers and children, and facilitate our entry into more sports competitions
  • £2000 towards the training and resources for existing staff to ensure high quality sports provision 
  • £3000 towards more intensive swimming within KS2 and providing for 3 years groups
  • As part of Eko Trust, we have also committed to the Tapscott Sports Partnership Offer

Click here for our 2018-19 PE and Sports Grant Strategy Plan

Click here for Evaluation of 2018-19 PE and Sports Grant Plan