How does PE and Sports Premium work?
The goverment began its Sports Premium funding in September 2014 to raise the quality of sports provision in primary schools. Each school receives an allocated amount of funding based on its pupil numbers. Schools are set clear guidlines for the use of the money with the majority of skills using at least some of the funding to provide specialist coaching which is sometimes not available in the teaching staff within a school. Schools can use the money for other uses which can be found in the government link below.
All primary schools have received funding in the form of a Sports Premium from the government. Its primary objective is to encourage and improve sports provision within schools. In 2015/16, Pelsall Village received £9240 which increased to £9315 this academic year (2016/17).
This year, Pelsall Village have decided to spend a portion of the funding provided to ensure a dedicated sports coach to deliver high quality PE lessons for the children. Furthermore, it guarantees teachers are continually experiencing good sport coaching practice which can boost subject knowledge and confidence for staff in providing their own PE lessons.
The fund also supports travel to extra-curricular sporting competition. Additionally, it provides swimming lessons and qualified coaches for the year 3 and year 4 children, helping Pelsall with their aim to ensure all children can swim adequately before upper key stage two.