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.