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

The Government will continue to fund the Primary PE and Sport premium until 2020, with £1.3 billion being ring-fenced over the course of this period. The purpose of the additional funding is to provide additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and Sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

How much will the school receive?

Allocations for the academic year 2017 to 2018 are calculated using the number of pupils in years 1 to 6, as recorded in the January 2017 census, as follows:

Based on the January 2017 census data, the school will receive £17,760.

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 Wednesday 4th April 2018, 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
  • 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

From January 2018, 5% of primary schools across the country will be reviewed by the government to scrutinise their compliance with these conditions and thus be offered recommendations in improving how their premium is spent.

What 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.
  • 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.

Primary School Sports Funding Sept 2016

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Review of Sport Funding and Actions 2016-2017

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Intentions for Sport Funding 2017-2018

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Action Plan 2017-2018

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Evidencing Impact and Swimming Data 2017-2018

Update: Spring 2019

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.

Year Group Number of Children % of children who met the NC standard of 25m % of children who have not met the NS standard but can confidently swim 20m
5 28 100% 0%
6 26 84.61% 11.53%
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Intentions for Sports Funding 2018/19

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