Brownsover Community School – Sports Premium Funding
At Brownsover Community School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the pupils. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our pupils. Physical Education and sport clearly contribute to the holistic development of young people and through participation in sport and physical education, the pupils learn more about key values such as teamwork, fair play and respect for themselves and others. There is significant evidence to show the positive effects of sport and exercise on pupil’s physical health, growth and development. Furthermore, sport also provides a healthy environment for young people to learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government has pledged £150 million per annum to support the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision in primary schools. This funding is provided by the Department for Education and is allocated to all maintained and state-funded schools with primary phase pupils. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sports on offer. The premium should be used to develop or add to the PE and sport activities in school and to build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
There are five key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement in the following:
1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
2. The profile of PE & sport is raised across school as a tool for whole school improvement
3. There is increased confidence, knowledge & skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
4. A broader experience of a range of sports and activities is offered to all pupils
5. Increased participation in competitive sport.
The reports below outline how this has been spent here at Brownsover Community School.
Our main priorities this year are: