In September 2013 each Primary School was allocated funding by the government directly to support the provision of quality PE/Sport. This funding is used to fund improvements to the provision of PE and Sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, so that they develop healthy lifestyles.
'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' (DfE, June 2013)
Harefield Junior School was allocated £8760 for the Academic Year 2013-14; for 2014-15 £9400; for 2015-16 £9444; for 2016-17 £9498. The allocation for the Financial Year, April 2017 – March 2018 is £15025. The Government increased the grant in 2017-18 and this Financial Year 18-19 we have received £18,700 and it will all be used to increase the participation of our pupils in Sport. This funding is given in two portions, the first in May and the balance in November each calendar year.
Use of Funding
The majority of this funding will be used to contract specialist sports coach to:
♦ Deliver high quality staff training
♦ Team teach and model skills in class lessons
♦ Develop planning and progression with staff
♦ Provide positive play lunchtime sessions
♦ To support the provision of after school clubs
♦ Replace and improve equipment available to teach the PE curriculum effectively
Impact of Spending
The impact of the funding is:
♦ Quality of PE in lessons are consistently good to outstanding
♦ Staff are trained and confident in delivery PE curriculum
♦ Children are engaged and participate fully in PE lessons
♦ Majority of children at the school are engaged in physical activity during non-supervised and supervised times
♦ Children experience positive play at lunchtimes and learn a variety of games and activities
♦ Children are motivated to try different after school activities
♦ Appropriate sports equipment available to teach the PE curriculum effectively
♦ Schools involvement with local sports competitions
Our children have swimming lessons in Year 5 and their ability is monitored closely by the staff.