PE and Sport Premium
We welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools for three years. We are committed to using this resource to develop the quality of PE lessons and opportunities for participating in sporting competitions and clubs for all our pupils.
Funding for schools is calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census of January 2017. All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus a premium of £10 per pupil.
What does the Sports Premium mean for Hobbayne?
‘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’ (Department for Education June 2013).
The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following objective:
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in the following areas, leading to long lasting impact that will live on well beyond the Sports Premium funding.
We aim to do so by:
- Improving participation in year group, intra-school and inter-school competitions
- Increasing the engagement of pupils in regular physical activity through a range of extra-curricular provision
- Profile of PE and sport being 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
We have also achieved the School Games Silver award for the past 3 years and this year achieved the Gold award. The School Games Mark is a government-led award to reward schools for their commitment to the development of PE and sport across their school and into the community.