Primary Sport Premium
St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary Academy received £18,170
The Coalition Government apportioned an additional £150 million state funding for the academic years of 2013 - 2016. The principle aim of this funding is to improve the provision and quality of Physical Education (PE) and Sport provided by all state sector primary schools. The funding is covered jointly by the Departments of Education, Health; Culture Media & Sport.
Although primary schools will be the sole beneficiaries of the funding, it is to be ‘ring fenced’ – this ensures that it can only be spent upon Physical Education and Sport as well as enhancing healthy lifestyles in either curricular or extra-curricular capacities.
Purpose of funding
The Government has stated that primary schools can spend their Premium spending according to their own decision-making, but paying particular consideration to sustainable professional development and raised pupil participation levels so as to achieve best practice.
St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary Academy has decided to adopt the guidance materials provided by Department of Education and Ofsted and is working closely with Bromley Primary School Sports & Clubs Development Association (BPSSCDA) by way of staff training through their CPD programme. In addition, the school has committed itself to taking part within the Bromley Borough Inter Competition package of events that is organised by regional school games organisers.
From September 2013, schools will be held to account for how they spend their additional ‘ring-fenced’ funding. Ofsted has pledged to strengthen the coverage of PE and sport, as highlighted within the Ofsted guidance.
In accordance with the mandatory timeline as instructed by Department of Education, schools will also be required to advertise details of their spend and impact of PE and sport on their website, so as to inform families of the range of provision that has been created whilst allowing the opportunity to compare the efforts of regional schools.