What is Sports Premium Funding?

Sports Premium Funding is a Government initiative that aims to enhance and improve the provision of PE and to increase the activity levels of children in primary schools.

All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.

Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.

PE and School Sport Funding at Raynham Primary school

At Raynham, our aim is to provide all pupils with a high-quality Physical Education Programme that builds knowledge, fitness, skill and the motivation required to ensure all our pupils can enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle now and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

We believe high-quality physical education and school sport will contribute to a range of outcomes for our children.

The funding will develop a programme that includes:

  • Supporting the delivery of the Physical Education Curriculum through specialist coaches.
  • Increasing pupil enjoyment and participation in Physical Education and School Sports, so that all pupils attain the performance level they are capable of achieving.
  • Developing and sustaining positive attitudes towards healthy, active lifestyles and using physical activity to improve pupils’ health, well-being and educational outcomes.
  • Continuing to improve the frequency, breadth and quality of Physical Education and Sport provision.
  • Detailed Physical Education Development Plans with short and long-term targets that enable all pupils (including target groups) to progress and achieve.
  • Improving the quality of teaching in order for all pupils to make regular and sustained progress.
  • Increasing opportunities for participation, including for our young SEND pupils, in a range of extra-curricular and competitive opportunities.
  • Using PE, School Sport and physical activity to impact on whole school priorities.
  • Funding is allocated to ensure the delivery of high-quality curriculum PE sessions across the school within and beyond curriculum time.
  •  Funding for CPD in areas of PE where skills-based teaching is required

With the allocation of the PE premium, it is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
  2. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport

Raynham Primary Sports Premium 2020-2021

Raynham Primary Sports Premium 2021-2022