P.E & Sports Premium

Aims of sports premium funding: 

1. To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE for generalists, so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports.

2.  To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence.

3. To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport, and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce.

We believe in a holistic approach to the development of sport and physical activity for all and encourage collaboration and partnership working to make the best use of resources and enhance PE and sport provision in order to raise participation and achievement for all pupils.

Our rationale for the use of PE and Sport funding are that it must be used so that:

  • All children benefit regardless of sporting ability.
  • All children have access to a range of extra-curricular clubs.
  • SMSAs are supported in fulfilling their role effectively.
  • Children are exposed to high quality delivery of PE/Games

The Pupil Premium is an additional source of funding to schools that was introduced by the Government in April 2011. The purpose of the money allocated to schools is to improve the learning outcomes of those children considered to be at a disadvantage when compared to their peers.

The money each school receives is based on the number of pupils who have been in receipt of Free School Meals (FSM) at any time in the previous six years, pupils whose parents are service personnel and pupils who Looked After, (in local authority care for at least six months).

The numbers of such pupils are obtained from the data collected by the Department for Education at the annual school census in the Autumn term. The amount of money allocated to schools per pupil is subject to review by the Government/Department for Education as part of the schools’ funding settlement.

As part of the process of receiving the Pupil Premium grant, schools are required to report each year, at the start of the Autumn term, how much money they have been allocated, how the money was spent the previous year and how they plan to spend the money this year. Schools must also report on the difference this spending made to the learning of those children in receipt of Free School Meals or who are Looked After.

For details of how we have used the funding, please see the below documents.

Merrits Brook PE and Sport Premium Funding Impact 2015-2016

Merrits Brook PE and Sport Premium Funding Impact 2016-2017

Merritts Brook PE and  Sport Premium Funding Impact 2017-18 

How will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?

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.

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