The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 until 2020 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school headteachers.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. The grant for Wykeham School totals £8000.
Please click on the link below to see how Wykeham School is using their PE Premium.
Wykeham CE Primary
At Wykeham CE Primary School we believe that this additional funding provides us with a great opportunity to improve our provision for PE and sport.
We already provide many opportunities for participation in sport and PE within the curriculum, through clubs and in the competitions we enter in the local and wider areas.
The OFSTED handbook (January 2015) outlines that inspectors will judge; "how effectively the school uses the primary school PE and Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of."
What we are doing with funding: Wykeham Diary
- September 2013: Mr Pynn and Mrs Owen attended a Developing PE in the Primary Classroom training course. This has impacted by making staff think more about lesson starts including how we share learning with puils.
- From September 2013 a teaching assistant has supported Junior PE. This has facilitated an even more inclusive approach, providing even greater support to pupils of all abilities during lessons.
- September 2013: Matthew Connor led two afternoons of Golf Coaching for the Juniors. This gave pupils a taste of something they may not have done before. We then signposted them to further coaching at the Snainton Golf Centre.
- September 2013:Y6 pupils received training in leading break and lunchtime activities.
- October 2013: Paralympian Craig McCann visits school to talk about his life and inspire the children.
- November-December 2013: All Junior pupils had swimming tuition at Ryedale Pool. This raised water confidence and developed swimming strokes for all including those otherwise unlikely to be able to swim by the end of Y6.
- December - Feb 2014: All Junior pupils had Gymnastic lessons at Graham Secondary Gym. This gave pupils a chance to develop skills in an environment with appropriate but more specialist equipment. Mrs Owen forged links with PE staff in local secondary schools around gymnastics to broaden her experience still further.
- March 2014 - Mrs Greaves attended training - 'Outstanding Learning in the New Primary Physical Education Curriculum. This will support us in identifying 'core PE knowledge' and ensuring new expectations in the revised Physical Education curriculum are understood.
- May 2014 - Junior pupils took part in the 'Beat the Surf' programme in Scarborough.
- September 2014 - All staff trained in 'Introduction to Forest Schools' as we strive to get the most from outdoor learning.
- September 2014 - Extended Schools Dance Class. Pupils have performed routines they have learnt each half term. This has been a great opportunity to learn new skills, cooperate with others and develop self-esteem and expression.
- September 2014 - Mrs Bell and Mrs Thorp attend 'Outstanding Learning in the New Primary Physical Education Curriculum. This will support us in identifying 'core PE knowledge' and ensuring new expectations in the revised Physical Education curriculum are understood.
- November-December 2014: All pupils have swimming tuition at Ryedale Pool. This raised water confidence and developed swimming strokes for all including those otherwise unlikely to be able to swim by the end of Y6.
- January - May 2015: All pupils will be using the gym and studio facilities at SHOUT gym in Scarborough. Activities include Zumba, Fun Fit, Stretch & Grow and using child specific exercise equipment. This gives pupils opportunities to try new activities and raises self-esteem.
- May - June 2015: Yorkshire Cricket Board 'Chance to Shine' Cricket coaching for all pupils. Extended Schools Cricket Club. This opportunity provides for high quality coaching, a chance to try something new and join an extended schools club.
- Sept - Oct 2015: Our pupils continue to use the facilities at Wykeham Cricket Club and concentrate learning how to play hockey and football.
- Nov - Dec 2015 : All pupils will be using the facilities at Ryedale Swimming Pool in Pickering to improve their swimming and to help new pupils learn how to swim.
- Jan 2016 - May 2016 : All pupils will be using the facilities at SHOUT gym.
- May 2016 - July 2016 : All pupils will be using the facilities at Wykeham Cricket Club to enhance their cricketing skills and general athletics in preparation for Sports Day.
Funding for schools will be calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded initially in the annual schools census in January 2013.
Purpose of funding
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.
From September 2013, schools will be held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the 'Inspectors’ handbook' and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school’s overall provision.
One year on, Ofsted will carry out a survey reporting on the first year’s expenditure of additional funding and its impact.
Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.
The additional funding will be paid to eligible schools in the academic years 2013 to 2014 until 2020.