PE and Sport Premium
Lindens' Physical Education Policy
Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Lindens’ Use of Sport Premium for 2022/23
Since the 2012 Olympics, the government has been providing funding for primary schools to develop a ‘sporting legacy’. This funding has been available to Head Teachers of primary schools, who are to account for the allocation of the funding and evaluate the benefit of any action taken utilising the funding, for pupils. The level of funding provided to schools is based on pupil numbers recorded in the annual school census.
Over the past year, the funding for Lindens was used in the areas detailed below. (Feedback from staff and pupils was used to evaluate the effectiveness of where the money has been used.) The Government have confirmed that the funding will continue for at least one more year, but will be reviewed prior to the end of 2022/23.
The Sport Premium has been used by Lindens for:
Membership of the Streetly Academy Sports Partnership, which includes membership of the Youth Sport Trust. This Partnership has provided competitions for local school children through Years 3 to Year 6, in addition to events provided by the local School Games Organiser. Staff training has also been provided as part of their commitment to help schools improve the delivery of their PE.
Specialist sports coach to work with Nursery, Reception, Years 1 and 2. This has proven to be very informative for the staff in Foundation and Key Stage 1 areas, giving a different view on the delivery and development of PE. These coaches have mainly worked on the development of key movements for Foundation years and extension of these in Key Stage 1. This arrangement worked in conjunction with the school’s Wider Music Experience
Specialist sports coach to work with staff and pupils in Key Stage 2, to enhance the knowledge of staff with non-specialist backgrounds in PE. This arrangement worked in conjunction with the school’s Wider Music Experience.
Offer financial assistance, part of the funding has been used to support parents allowing children to participate in events that they would have been financially prevented from. (eg. access to paid after school clubs)
Financial support for the school to allow staff to be released, this has not been incorporated for staff training as staff have attended courses out of normal school hours during the year or have been able to cover lessons internally.
To organise/participate in events for children to compete in, some of the money has been used to allow for the organisation of events for the children and the development of PE.
Following this review of the use of the Sports Premium funding the Head Teacher, in consultation with the PE subject lead at Lindens, has agreed that the money should be invested to provide the best possible opportunities for development within the school by:
Continue to participate in the Streetly Academy sports partnership allowing continued opportunities for children to participate in both level 2 and level 3 inter-school competitions (Level 3 - Black Country Games). The value of this investment continues to be the ability to utilise competitions for all years from Year 1 upwards. The ongoing staff development opportunities will continue to be used. This will also continue to include membership of the YST
Continue to use a specialist sports coach for Foundation and Key Stage 1. Year groups will alternate between coaches, and a dance coach delivering to each year group.
Continue to use a specialist sports coach to provide Junior staff with ongoing delivery of PE across Key Stage 2. This also builds on links to external sports clubs for football, rugby and athletics. Year groups will alternate between coaches, and a dance coach delivering to each year group.
Continue to offer financial assistance for families where support is required allowing greater involvement in events for children that would be prevented from being able to participate otherwise.
Continue to give financial support allowing school staff to be released to attend PE training will continue to be available however will be covered internally where possible.
To organise/participate in events, children will continue to be given the opportunity to take part in a range of extra-curricular activities (PGL, inter school games and tournaments).
To replace or fund the provision of PE equipment across the school Equipment will continue to be acquired using alternative funds where possible (football strips through sponsorship or competitions; free offers to promote events with equipment provided etc.)
PE Subject Lead, July 2022