The PE and Sport Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils but they are free to choose the best way of using the money.
For example, schools can use their funding to:
At Long Itchington C.E. Primary School, our PE and Sport Premium was £8735 last year.
We used the majority of this grant to offset some of our expenditure on specialist sports coaches. We work closely with Onside Coaching who provide specialist sports teaching for each class for one hour a week. We also offer dance and gymnastics with a qualified teacher for children in Year 1 and Year 2. Teachers and Teaching Assistants work closely with Onside Coaching, supporting them in coaching sessions and with planning and assessment.
We have also used some of the grant to purchase new P.E. equipment and to send teachers on training courses to ensure that our skills and knowledge for teaching P.E. are up to date.
At Long Itchington C.E. Primary School, we are committed to providing a range of experiences for our children to encourage them to take part in physical activity. These opportunities include: