What is the PE and sports premium?
Although the Olympics may be a distant memory, the legacy of the London 2012 continues. To help fund Olympians of the future all primary schools will receive additional PE funding for the next three academic years (2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16). Each school will receive £8000 plus an £5 per additional pupil per year to be spent on improving sport and PE provision for all pupils.
Below is a joint statement from the Department for Education and the Department for Culture, Media & Sport about the PE and sports premium:
“We are spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016. We will allocate this extra funding directly to primary headteachers.”
Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:
- hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during PE lessons
- support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs, e.g. the Change4Life clubs
- provide resources and training courses in PE and sport for teachers
- run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- run sports activities with other schools
How does this affect our school?
To make the most of this opportunity we have formed an Alton partnership of 11 primary schools. As a group the Alton cluster of primary schools has decided to use part of the money to employ a PE teacher. The idea is to provide our teachers with an opportunity to work alongside a qualified PE professional to deliver high quality PE and games lessons. The PE teacher we have employed (Leo Maliphant) will work across all the schools teaching PE to provide new opportunities and ideas to pupils and teachers alike. We feel this method provides excellent training for our school to leave a lasting legacy of PE.
An introduction from Leo Maliphant
My role within the Alton Primary cluster is to work alongside teachers to deliver high quality PE lessons. My time will be split evenly between all 11 schools and I will teach at 9 different schools a week. Every half term I will change the schools, teachers and classes that I work with to maximise the impact I can have.
Coming from a secondary PE background I hope to use my experience and knowledge of teaching 11 to 16 year olds to further develop children in a primary context. Although I have only been teaching a few years I have had many opportunities to teach and coach in a variety of contexts not just in this country but also abroad. I will look to use all of my experience to provide and develop new exciting and challenging lessons for all in the cluster.
What are the aims for this role?
The 3 main aims of my job are:
1. To increase teachers confidence in delivering high quality PE lessons
2. To provide ideas, resources and lesson planning for teachers to use
3. To encourage teachers to share ideas and learn from each other
4. To provide new opportunities for pupils to learn both during and after school
How is the rest of the money going to be used?
At Binsted will be running additional sports activities including Multi- skills and Cricket for both key stages. Also, we are planning to install a trim trail with a wide range of physical activity stations. This will enable greater physical activity for all ages during break times as well as PE lessons.