PE and Sport Premium
St Mary Cray Primary Academy PE and Sports Premium Grant Information
What is PE and Sport Premium?
The Primary PE and Sport Premium was introduced in March 2013 to improve the provision of physical education and school sport in primary schools across England. The £150 million per year funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health, and Culture, Media and Sport (DfE, DH, DCMS). The funding is allocated directly to primary schools and is ring-fenced. This means it may only be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport in schools. In February 2014 the government committed to continue the funding until 2020.
How much funding does St Mary Cray Primary School receive?
We receive £8,000 plus an additional premium of £5 per pupil (on roll). This academic year (2016/17) the grant award was for £8930. We receive the funding in two lump sum payments. The first payment was made on 2nd November 2016 of £5192 and the second payment will be made in the New Year. The timings of these payments vary depending on the type of school. Please refer to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/pe-and-sport-premium-for-primary-schools for payment dates.
How are we using our PE and Sport Premium Grant – (updated November 2016)
The PE and sport premium must be spent by schools 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.
Our funding is specifically used to develop or add to the existing offer of PE and sport activities that St Mary Cray Primary Academy already provide. We also have used this year’s grant to add new opportunities to play football and rugby and to take part in competition across the borough.
We are using the funding in these specific ways:
Hiring qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers
We are pleased to continue our partnership with Progressive Sports who offer high quality PE training. Across all year groups, at least one of the two hours statutory PE sessions will be run conjointly with a member of Progressive Sports staff. The expertise they provide in planning, coaching, and recording outcomes greatly improves the confidence of all staff.
Our continued aim is to provide our students with outstanding PE and Sport provision. This specific continuing professional development on a weekly basis is allowing us the opportunity to achieve this aim.
Introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take part
We have introduced a varied programme of sport in our ‘Out of School Hours’ provision this term. (Our programme changes on a termly basis)
A and B team football training (new for the B team)
Girls’ Football (New club)
Run sport competitions
We host an academy Netball Competition. With the acquisition of new schools to the ‘Spring Partnership Trust’ we hope to build on last year’s successful event inviting schools both in and out of the partnership.
Increase pupils’ participation in the school games
We have added (following requests from students and the school council) to our after school programme, Girls’ Football. The sessions were offered to 20 students and we have fielded our first team playing in the Bromley League and Cup competitions.
Spring 2017 – We will offer Tag Rugby for the first time. The club will be made up of mixed 7 girls and boys teams.
Run sports activities in partnership with other schools
We are growing our collaboration within the Spring Partnership Trust and as well as the Netball competition above, we hope to run a Cross Country event at Hayes Primary School in the Spring Term.
We have also continued our partnership with Bromley SGO. Last year our association allowed us to compete in Football, Golf and Athletics, many of our students taking part in active competitions for the very first time.