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PE Premium Funding

What is PE Sport Funding?


The Government provides additional funding for physical education (PE) and sport in schools. This funding  is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision resulting in increased numbers of pupils developing healthy lifestyles, raising their performance levels and engaging in PE and sport.


The additional PE and sport funding allocated to our school from 1st September for the academic year 2020/21was £18,500.


The link at the bottom  of this page will take you to the Government's site on PE Sport Funding.

How is the extra funding spent at Scartho Junior Academy?

The additional PE and sport funding pays in part for the:

  • Paying for specialist gymnastic coaching to enable staff to have CPD within the gymnastics lessons - this is not part of teacher's PPA
  • Participation at half-termly year group festivals
  • Additional lunchtime and after school clubs for all pupils
  • Increasing the amount of Intra-School Competitions
  • Increasing the participation in inter-schools competitions 
  • Cycling proficiency TA support for cycling
  • Contribute towards the development of a specific cooking area in school
  • Cover for staff to take children to inter-school competitions
  • Continual renewal and updating of PE resources

How will we use the PE Premium Funding in 2020/21?


In addition to the areas mentioned above, we will be using the PE Premium Funding in 20/21 to develop two key areas:


1. To improve the P.E session/lunchtime provision offer of physical, social, emotional mental health activities. Our main investment this year is in the quality of outdoors provision. We have purchased permanent outside all weather Gym equipment with an all weather astroturf base, to allow pupils to engage in sporting activities throughout the entire year, during both P.E and lunchtime/breaktime sessions  . We have also purchased additional playground markings and equipment to supplement the current outside area. These markings include 'The Daily Mile' track and maths games to encourage active learning. We will be aiming to use the Pupil Voice 'Sports' Coaches' within this process to help train the rest of the school up in using the new equipment.


2. Further developing our PE provision so that we are offering experiences that are even broader and more balanced. Over the previous years, we have purchased whole class Archery, New Age Kurling equipment, Boxing and Boccia equipment and integrated these into our PE curriculum. This year we have invested in brand new Orienteering equipment which can be used on our field. The equipment includes sporting, maths and english drills which will enhance our pupils participation in active learning. The teaching and intergration into the PE curriculum will be supported by the plans available on the Sainsbury's Schools' Award website. These resources can also be used as part of our extra curricular club provision.