What is School Sports Premium Grant?
The School Sports Premium Grant is additional funding from the Government to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. It is also for improving the health and wellbeing of primary pupils.
We believe physical activity is a hugely important part of the curriculum and we pride ourselves on offering children many opportunities to get involved in sport, learn in an active way and increase their understanding of health and fitness. This funding has enabled us to employ the services of outside agencies and specialist coaches to come into the school and provide an enriched physical curriculum. In addition, we have used funding to improve the resources available to all pupils to enable them to be physically active during break times and lunchtimes.
How much is the Sports Premium Grant?
Allocations for the academic year 2022/23 are calculated using the number of pupils in Years 1 to 6 and those age 5 in Reception, as recorded at the January Census as follows:
Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £8,000 x2 plus £10 per eligible pupil; and
Schools with 16 or fewer eligible pupils receive £1000 per eligible pupil.
At Awsworth Primary School, we have received £18,536 for the academic year 2022/23 and estimate that we will receive £17,700 for the academic year 2023/24
After an initial audit of school needs, a School Sports Premium Action Plan was constructed. This included a set of priorities for the School Sports Premium Grant up to the end of the 2022/23 academic year.
What Happened Last Year?
Last year our action plan adapted significantly from its original outline but still built on the impact already seen in from the increased provision and positive attitudes to swimming within the school by funding swimming for all year groups starting at year 2 .
We also used the funding for the ongoing Continued Professional Development of both staff needs within the curriculum and those outside of the curriculum to aid the delivery of extra curricular clubs.