Handcross Primary

PE & Sports Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

The government is providing additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.  Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. 

Possible uses for the funding might include: 

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE 
  • supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport 
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport 
  • running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games 
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport 
  • providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs
  • pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools. 

How are Handcross Primary School using the Sports Premium funding?

We were allocated £18,090 in 2020-21 through the Sports Premium funding.

It has been decided that the funds should be spent in the following areas:

  • To monitor and encourage high levels of good quality physical activity throughout the school, aiming for 5 hours in the Juniors and 4 hours for years 1 and 2.
  • To ensure all children partake in Keep Fit daily. 
  • To continue to provide CPD for teachers such as through using the Mid Sussex Active resources and observing PE lessons. 
  • To ensure we are encouraging all children to be as active as possible in order to help maintain our Platinum School Games award. 

Due to COVID-19, we are currently limited with some sporting activities but hope to use funding later in the academic year: 

  • To provide swimming lessons to all Year 4 children to develop their confidence in the water. We offer additional swimming lessons to those children in years 5 and 6 to ensure they in a better state of swimming readiness at the end of primary school. 
  • As part of Mid Sussex Active, to partake in 'festivals' and competitions with other local schools. Children from all year groups and abilities have opportunities to partake in these events, including Girls Get Active, Boccia Festival, KS1 Multisports and Hockey. 
  • To encourage more reluctant children to be inspired by different physical activities and provide some varied alternatives for them, such a kin ball and boccia. 
  • To provide a broad range of active after-school clubs which meet the children's interests. This includes netball, tag rugby, football, street dance, karate, Go Wild, archery, multisports and cross country. 
  • To offer clubs for more reluctant children to encourage physical activity and enjoyment for sport. This includes kin ball, archery and fencing. 
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