PE and Sport Premium
What is 'PE and Sport Premium' Funding?
Primary PE and Sport Premium is an initiative that aims to help increase and improve the PE and sporting opportunities for children. It was first provided in the 2013/2014 academic year and the current Government has pledged to continue this funding in the academic year 2022-2023. Some of the funding for this is provided by the 'sugar tax'.
PE and Sport Premium funding is provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Culture and the Department for Media and Sport. It has been allocated to primary school head teachers and is ring-fenced, meaning that it can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.
The Government believes that head teachers and school leaders should decide how to use the funding for PE and Sports in school. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:
- the performance outcomes of all pupils compared with their peers;
- the Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular in those areas where specific funding has been provided; and
- the reports that schools are required to publish online for parents/carers.
All primary schools receive a lump sum of £16,000, plus £10 per pupil aged 5 or over on roll. We aim is to use the funding effectively to ensure that standards of learning and achievement in PE and Sports are raised, with all children, regardless of their background, engaging in physical activity as part of the curriculum and extra-curricular provision.
During the Autumn term Year 6 had Ladies Captain of Harleston Magpies Hockey Club at school for three weeks to introduce the pupils to hockey and develop their skills. After three weeks, the pupils were invited to the hockey club to take part in a coaching master class. This was then followed by a competition between pupils playing 4–a-side.
On Wednesday 2 November 50 pupils took part in the HSPSA cross country event at Framlingham College. Everybody completed the personal challenge of finishing the course. With five pupils, Gus,Lucy,Dylan,Olive,Cecily and Horace finishing in the top 5 and qualifying for the next round at Mellis in May.
On Monday 7 November two teams competed the HSPSA mixed football tournament. The team that played in the competitive section, won their tournament and now play another match to see if they can reach the county finals. The team that played in the development section played well represented the school, great fun was had by all.
Thursday 18 November the play off bewteen Kesale and the school took place on a very wet afternoon. After a tight first half the team passsed the ball well in the second half running our winners 5-0. The match was referred by ex pupil and now an Ipswich Town professional footballer Nico Valentine. The team play in the County Final on Thursday 24 November.
Thursday 12 January
Finally after many cancellations the 7-a-side mini Soccer County Finals took place at Needham Market’s 3G pitches. In the group stage we defeated; Cedars Park Stowmarket and Heath Primary from Ipswich, and lost to All Saints from Newmarket. This meant we had enough points to reach the semi-finals which unfortunately we lost, to the eventual winners Sebert Wood. However we ‘dusted ourselves down’ to again play All Saints, to see who came third. A tight game was won 2-0 meaning we finished as the third best team in Suffolk. This was a fantastic achievement, we played with two Year Four pupils and three Year Fives and three Year Six pupils.
Tuesday 21 March
Two teams went to the Bee Netball Tournament at Framlingham prep school. The day started with a coaching session from a team of coaches who were there for the day, including Chelsie Pitman an England netball player, who won Commonwealth gold and World Bronze medal. After a lunch of pasta at the school, it was onto the competition section for the afternoon. Our competitive team finished third in their section and the development team just failed to reach the semi-finals. Both teams were a credit to the school, with the older pupils running the teams; organising rotations and being on the correct court at the correct time.
Monday 27 March
A team of four girls and four boys took part in the first swimming gala for four years Covid having caused many cancellations. The event at Framlingham College was celebrated by a huge turnout for a small pool! The team with representatives from Years 4, 5 and 6 swam to the best of their ability and ended up finishing second by two points. A fantastic result for the team.
Wednesday 29 March
Thursday 30 March
To end the sporting term, we played a friendly football match against Stonham Aspal. The girls playing on one pitch and the boys on the other, some pupils were playing for the school for the first time. The girl's game ended 1-1 and the boys game 5-0. The event was refereed by pupils, including ex-pupil, who played for the girl's team when at school, who refereed the girls match. Thanks to everybody who came to support.
Friday 19 May
Six pupils representing Years 3, 5 and 6 attended the finals of the cross country championships at Hartismere School. All the pupils had reached a high standard as they were the best 10 runners in their age category. It was a tough competition; but we were successful in winning, the bronze in the Year 3 boy’s race and silver in the Year 5 girl’s race
Thursday 15 June
Teams from: Year 2, two combined teams from Year 3 and 4 and two combined teams from Year 5 and 6 took part in the Quad Kids competition. The pupils took part in: sprinting, a distance run, standing long jump and a vortex throw. For many pupils this was the first time they had represented the school. As yet the results haven't been published, but we are hopeful for a good outcome. The results finally arrived on Tuesday The Year 5/6 '70 team' won silver and the Year 3/4 '70' team won bronze.