Primary School PE & Sport Premium
In 2013 the Government announced that it would provide additional funding to primary schools to support the improvement of provision of PE and sport. The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport. It is to benefit primary-aged pupils and to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
Funding for 2018/19
Schools receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. This year Southfield received a grant of £10,500.
We have previously used the Sports Premium funding to achieve the following:
- improve the quality of PE teaching for all pupils through training in Real PE and Real Gym which promote personalised goals
- make new links with local sports clubs to introduce new sports and widen participation (for example Morris Dancing and Archery)
- run a Change4Life Sports Club to develop healthier lifestyles
- instigate a healthy eating policy
- organise the Mile a Day run (now in it’s third year at Southfield)
- develop break and lunchtime activities including the provision of outside gym equipment and playground markings
- employ sports coaches to run extra-curricular activities which develop under-represented participation (for example Girls’ Football)
Our school now holds the Gold Sports Mark through as testament to the increased and widened participation of our pupils.
This year our funding is being spent on:
- with our colleagues in the Brackley Area Learning Partnership, employing a Development Officer who organises competitions
- transport to a wide range of competitions
- team building with professional teams in the area – Northampton Saints Rugby and Northampton Town Football Club
- bikeablility training (Level 1 for Years 3 & 4 and Level 2 for Year 6)
To maintain our Sports Mark status, we monitor increased participation to encourage all of our pupils to engage in sport in addition to that provided in our curriculum.
Swimming at Southfield
Our Year 3 and 4 pupils have weekly swimming lessons during the Summer Term. Any of our Year 6 pupils who are not yet able to swim 25 metres, are also able to have swimming lessons at that time with the aim that all pupils leave our school able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently.
Southfield Primary Academy – Our Vision for PE
Our ethos at Southfield combines physical learning, health and cognitive thinking across all key stages. We believe that PE and sport play a key role in personal development and that every child should be provided with opportunities to participate in a wide range of sporting and physical activity.
We aim to empower pupils with the knowledge, values, skills and personal qualities to be confident and keen to take part in sport and physical activities.
We believe that PE is unique in its ability to develop the ‘whole’ person.
We value high quality PE lessons and the extended curriculum opportunities where our students’ physical and social development, fun and health are enhanced and promoted.
This year, our aim is to continue to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sports provision across the school so all pupils develop healthier lifestyles and attitudes.