This premium is an amount of £500 per qualifying pupil which must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. It is intended to facilitate the Department of Education Vision which aims that all pupils leaving primary school should be physically literate and should possess the knowledge , skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
Academic Year 2016/17
In the previous year 2016/17 the amount allocated was £5750.00. This was spent in the following way:
- The money was used to offset in part the salary for an additional PE instructor.
This valuable resource mean that extra PE time could be devoted to the following activities:
- Developing staff expertise in teaching swimming – two staff members undertook coaching qualifications in swimming.
- Two of PE staff trained in special gymnastics coaching.
- Two PE staff trained in trampolining.
Three PE staff and class staff undertook training in Sherborne Movement.
In addition the following activities took place:
- Weekly movement sessions in Sherborne movement for 5 pupils.
- Creation and implementation of a gymnastics programme for primary aged pupils with the most complex needs.
- Parental training session on diet and healthy lifestyles for primary aged pupils with a focus on those who were or may become obese.
- Enhanced specialist staffing levels for Primary pupils to facilitate higher levels of support.
And the impact?
- Stronger links with other schools and P.E. agencies have created external opportunities for competition and enhanced participation in new sports and activities (eg, Boccia / New Age Kurling competitions)
- Enhanced and improved gymnastics teaching throughout the primary P.E. curriculum and links to ‘I’m In Gymnastics’
- Sherborne is now an integral part of the P.E. curriculum, assisting in fostering positive relationships between students and staff and have helped students to access all the areas of experience within P.E.
- Lunchtime clubs / practices have been established to encourage students to use their leisure time in physical activity – numbers of those attending have been high (15-20 students per activity, in total 60% of the school population.
- Introduction of ‘Sports Leaders’ have enabled older students to act as a role model and assist the younger students – hopefully aspiring them to look at adopting this role in the future.
- Increased participation in competitions with other schools (athletics and swimming).
- An increased awareness on the part of parents of healthy eating and portion sizes.
- Higher staff ratios have enabled a more challenging curriculum based on individual needs, whereby students are supported to achieve and surpass their targets.