PE- Sports funding 2021- 2022
The government continues providing additional PE & Sport funding to continue improving provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
This year has its own very real and concerning issues when it comes to the physical wellbeing of all our children. We have observed very poor coordination and deterioration in both fine and gross motor skills. Children being forced to stay at home and limited access to outdoor space and provision has led to many unforeseen difficulties. Upon return to school, pupils have had many more accidents in the playground. They have been tripping over their own feet, running at super speed with little consideration for their own and others health and safety.
Simon Marks Jewish Primary School is committed to ensuring our children understand the importance of being active, having a healthy lifestyle and enjoy sports and games activities. Here are some of the things we spent our allocation on.
- We were awarded Health Schools Gold Award, a recognition from the Mayor’s office that we were taking our healthy approach to life seriously and ensuring our pupils were taking park in many sports activities and healthier lifestyles.
- Specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with our teachers when teaching PE – e.g. Middlesex County cricket coaches worked with all pupils
- Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
- Teaching resources to help teachers to teach PE and sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
- Ensuring sports were a main feature in our after school provision
- Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs
- Providing pupils with opportunities to take part in a wider variety of sports and outdoor activities which would not usually form part of a primary curriculum.
The following costs are not exact but a near estimate at the time of calculations.
|Use of funding (Please see attached breakdown of Expenditure)||Total amount of funding allocated to Sept 21-Mar 22||Total amount of funding allocated to Apr 22-Aug 22|
|Training for our PE and Healthy Schools leader||£2,700||£1,400|
|Hire qualified sports coaches to work with Teachers (Covid permitting)||£773||£505|
|Teaching Resources to help teachers to teach PE and sport||£730||£627|
|Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport @£240 per day||£1,440||£1,200|
|Providing Cover for PE lead to train support staff @ £240 per day||£720||£480|
|Providing subsidised places for pupils on after school sports clubs||£500||£360|
|Providing a range of coaches and activities during our Keeping Healthy Week.||£1,400||£1000|
|Hiring of external facilities for sports activities including sports day||£1250||£600|
|Booking additional sports linked activities for pupils, including orienteering and kayaking||£1400||£700|
|Purchasing additional resources for in school enhancement activities including skipathon||£300||£200|
|Overall Total Grant expenditure||£18,285|
Going forward (non- cost associated activities)
- We will continue with our Daily mile challenge
- Encourage parents to make the most of our green spaces to ensure our children continue to develop their
co- ordination regardless of the weather
- Assess pupils and make occupational health referrals as needed
- Fit in more mini PE sessions into our school day
- Organise more team games and sports during break and lunch play so they resemble PE lessons