PE and Sport Premium
What is the PE and Sports Premium?
The government is providing new, substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will see money going directly to primary school Head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years. The money is only to be spent on sport and PE provision and is to benefit all children regardless of their sporting ability. St Luke’s will receive a total of £9600 for the academic year 2016/17.
Sports premium should be used to:
The sports premium has increased with the ‘sugar tax’. This financial year (due to that ‘sugar tax’) St Luke’s will receive in excess of £14,000 of sports premium money. This amount is considerably more than what we received last year. However, as a school we are required to publish this fully on the school website.
For proposals and planning regarding the Sport Premium for 2017/18 click here.
Previous years’ spending
We previously used the money to increase participation in sport and curriculum time dedicated to it as well as identifying gaps in our current provision and targeting groups of children who are seen as less active both in school and beyond.
How can we use the extra sports funding to promote healthy lifestyles beyond school life?
The sports funding has allowed the school to employ professional coaches from The Hunslet Club with the specific aim of signposting our Key Stage two pupils to the extensive range of sporting opportunities available at their local sports club. To strengthen the links between the club and the school, we have arranged for several sessions to take place at the Hunslet Club rather than on school grounds. This has provided our children with the initial steps towards furthering their personal experience of sport in a wider context. As a result, 25 pupils are either currently engaged in or looking to take part in, further activities at the Hunslet Club in their own time (parental questionnaire survey).
What do the families feel about the extra PE provision provided by the Sports Funding?
“I think it’s been great to encourage the kids to be more active & have opportunities to try different things”
“I like the fact there are healthy lifestyle sessions included, ensures that exercise and health becomes part of their school work”
“Has certainly got them more interested in different sports”
“Keeps them active in a safe environment, they now attend the Hunslet Club 3 times a week”
“I think it’s a brilliant idea to keep the kids active and interested in sports, my son is now interested in joining the Hunslet Club for other sports”
“My daughter is more confident & it has increased her activity in and out of school”
“He has become fitter, healthier and improved his stamina”
“Definitely going to join the Hunslet Club”
“My daughter has had a chance to try such a variety of sports and it has boosted her confidence”
“My daughter has joined the Hunslet Club as a direct result of attending the after school sports club”
“It is really good for my daughter; she has started Gymnastics at the Hunslet Club now”
What do the children feel about the extra PE provision provided by the Sports Funding?
“I like the fact that we get to try new sports”
“It was great to go down the Hunslet Club and try out boxing”
“I’ve started attending different sessions at the Hunslet Club now”
“I like being with my friends”
“I’m glad we don’t just play football. I really like the Frisbee game”
“The coaches really help me”
Please watch our short video showing the extra PE sessions being enjoyed at St Luke’s.