PE & Sports Premium is funding provided to primary schools, in addition to main school funding. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sports in school. Initially the funding was only to be provided for 2013-14 and 2014-15, however since that time Prime Minister, David Cameron has committed to keeping the primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020. It is for schools to decide how the PE and Sports funding is spent, since they are best placed to assess what additional provision should be made to enhance the provision for PE in school. Schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding. Please find below Gateways school funding plan.
At Gateway Primary School we aim to use the Sports Premium funding to create a sustainable curriculum for all children throughout the school. Therefore some of the funding provided will be invested in the professional development of staff and as a result should enhance the quality of teaching for all children. A new curriculum plan has also been developed to create a consistent approach to teaching PE across the school. As a result, the quality of children’s learning and development within PE should be improved through high quality teaching and learning. Additionally to this, we also use the funding to part fund certain areas within the PE curriculum which has enabled us to keep this sustainable since the funding began in 2013:
Swimming at Gateway Primary School.
All of Key Stage 2 (Years 3 – 6) attend swimming at Carterton Swimming pool for a term (12 sessions) each which enables children to progress their skills over their time in KS2.
The National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety are:
Meeting or exceeding National Curriculum Requirements
26 / 31 = 84 %
No swimming possible
29 / 39 = 74%
18 / 30 = 60%