Sports Pupil Premium 2017-18

The Government allocate funding directly to primary schools to support the provision of quality PE/Sport. Each school receives £16, 000 plus an extra £10 per pupil each year. This year Gifford will receive £23,140. It’s important that we use this money wisely, especially as the majority of the P.E. support we previously received from high schools will cease.

At Gifford we aim to give every child the opportunity to enjoy and develop their physical and sporting ability. So, in order to get best value and maximum impact for our children, we plan to use the money to:

  • Improve confidence amongst staff in the delivery of high quality P.E. lessons across the school. We feel that this is the most effective and efficient way for the funding to have a long lasting and positive effect on future learning and physical development of children within our school
  • Employ specialist P.E. teachers or qualified coaches to work alongside teachers in lessons to increase their subject knowledge and confidence in P.E.
  • Employ a specialist teacher or provide professional development for staff to lead after school sports clubs for pupils with special educational needs.
  • Buy into existing local sports networks such as school sport partnerships or community sports coaching initiatives.
  • Provide training and payment for midday supervisors to introduce playground games at breaks and lunchtimes.
  • Purchase specialist equipment and teaching resources to develop a non-traditional activity such as rhythmic gymnastics or a new sport such as competitive cycling.

The teaching of good, regular P.E. and the provision of a wide range of clubs and activities which include competitive activities are key to the delivery. We aim to be acknowledged as delivering outstanding P.E. and sport for all of our pupils.

Impact of spend:

  1. Teachers using CPD training to run own clubs.
  2. Equipment being used more effectively.
  3. Increased after school clubs and increased participation in P.E. and sport – links with specialist organisations and coaches.
  4. Lunchtimes are active and children have opportunities for structured physical activity.
  5. Success in inter-school competitions.

Monitoring through:

  1. Assessment of pupils/teachers in skills and development in P.E.
  2. Observations of children and staff during P.E. lessons.