Sports Premium Funding
PE at Penpol School
At Penpol School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of our children. 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 children.
Over the past academic year, we have made Physical Education a key priority at our school. In addition to the many clubs we already had running at Penpol, we have provided opportunities for more diverse activities within school hours – such as surfing, tennis, dance and cricket – and in the form of onsite after-school clubs – such as street dance, rugby and ballet.
In addition to a regular morning routine of ‘wake and shake’, during which pupils and teachers get their hearts pumping to a choreographed dance routine, children at Penpol also have access to a brand new ‘trim trail’ (adventure climbing apparatus) and plenty of sports equipment to enjoy at break and lunch times.
What is the Sports Premium?
Sports Premium refers to a substantial financial contribution to primary schools for the provision of sports. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and is given directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6.
Schools have the freedom to choose how they spend the money in order to make a positive impact on pupil health and fitness. The government provides guidance to schools on how this money may be put to good use and the Sports Premium Report highlights how schools spend the grant.
As with all school funds, we are fully accountable to our stakeholders in how we are ensuring maximum impact from the Sports Premium. Below is outlined an evaluation of spending this academic year and its impact upon our pupils’ opportunities.
Funding at Penpol
Our primary school’s Sports Funding will enable us to continue to extend our provision of fun, engaging and challenging activities, through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.