Mayfield recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the 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.
Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year – for our school, this means approximately £8400 per year.
Purpose of the funding
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Schools are to be held accountable for how they have used this additional funding.
How are we using our Sports Premium?
Our Primary PE funding is used to employ a PE specialist, Mrs Sue Eames, who works across a number of schools. This not only guarantees a sustainable way to ensure a lasting impact on sport within Mayfield and the local community, but also provides sustainability within our provision for the Chestnut Centre, aswell.
She will coordinate sporting programmes, competitions, CPD and offer help and support concerning subject knowledge, funding opportunities and links with community clubs, coaches and National Governing Bodies.
At the end of the year we will report on the impact that the funding has had at our school and will be setting out our plans to further develop this in future years.