Sports Funding

At Bearwood Primary and Nursery school, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children.  We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.

Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to extend our P.E provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions, as well as expand our after school club opportunities.

PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools:

On the 5th July 2020 the Department for Education (DfE) confirmed that the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding will continue at £320 million for the 2020/21 academic year.

Importantly, the DfE has also sanctioned any Primary PE and Sport Premium funding from the current academic year (2019-20), that schools were unable to use, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, can be carried forward to utilise in the next academic year.

The Premium is designed to help children get an active start in life, supporting primary schools to improve the quality of their PE and sport provision so that pupils experience the benefits of regular exercise – from becoming healthier both mentally and physically to improved behaviour and better academic achievement.  The funding is a ring-fenced grant for English primary schools to provide additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE, sport and physical activity.  Allocations to schools are determined by a formula based on pupil numbers.  The average one form entry primary school will receive roughly £18,000 per year.

How much will the school receive? (To be updated Autumn 2020)

Allocations for the academic year 2019 to 2020 are calculated using the number of pupils in years 1 to 6, as recorded in the January 2019 census, as follows:

Based on the January 2019 census data, the school will receive £17,750.

How can the money be spent?

The premium must be spent on making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.  The Secretary of State has identified two areas whereby the premium cannot be spent:

  • Employing coaches or specialist teachers to cover PPA (Planning, Preparation and Assessment)
  • Funding the minimum requirements of a school existing PE curriculum

What must we publish?

By Friday 31st July 2020, the school will publish on its website how the premium is being spent and the impact the additional funding is having. The school must publish detailed information on:

  • The amount of premium received
  • A full breakdown of how the premium has been spent (or will be spent)
  • What impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment
  • How the improvements will be sustainable in the future
  • How many pupils (within our year 6 cohort) can do each of the following:
    • Swim competently over a distance of at least 25 metres
    • Use a range of strokes effectively
    • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

What we are doing?

At present, we are currently reviewing how to best spend our premium to ensure maximum impact and sustainability.  This means we are focusing on two main areas:

  • Developing or adding to the PE and Sport that Bearwood already offers, through clubs, coaches and broadening the children of Bearwood’s experiences through trips to the local area.
  • Building capacity and capability within Bearwood to ensure improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.

By carefully considering how our premium will be spent using best practice, we aim for all pupils leaving Bearwood Primary and Nursery School to be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills, and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle.

Evidencing Impact of PE Development Plan 2020-2021

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Evidencing Impact of PE Development Plan 2019-2020

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Catch Up Funding Plan

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Evidencing Impact and Swimming Data 2019-2020

We are proud to publish our swimming figures for this year. The National Curriculum requires that children are confidently able to swim 25m by the end of KS2.  We are particularly proud of our children’s efforts, with a group of children in each class having made excellent progress with their swimming skills during booster sessions completed in the Autumn term.

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety Please complete all of the below*:
September 2019 July 2020
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres? 91.6%
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]? 83.3%
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations? 50%
Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way? It was intended to use the money in the Summer term for additional swimming to current year 6 pupils, due to the Coronavirus this has not been possible.