PE & Sport Premium
The PE and Sport Premium is additional government funding to improve the quality of PE and sports activities offered to pupils in school. At Pond Meadow the PE and Sports funding is used to:
- Secure and enrich the quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision
- Increase participation in PE and Sports so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach performance levels of which they are capable
The total funding for 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2021 is calculated on pupil numbers and the confirmed amount is £16,560.
- £11,000 was used to purchase static exercise equipment to enable pupils to independently raise their heart rate with minimal adult support (following a visual schedule to enable them to use different pieces of equipment and programme the amount of time independently).
- The remaining £5,560 has been carried forward to the 2021/22 year to support a range of off-site activities that will enrich the quality and breadth of PE provision at Pond Meadow and increase motivation and participation in PE and Sports including swimming, gymnastics, forest schools and beavers.
Past Use - 2019/20
We employed a dance teacher for the year and all Primary aged classes benefitted from a dance programme every Wednesday. This was a core part of our PE Grant provision with a cost of approx. £8200 for the year.
Following the disruption to pupils' education caused by the Covid pandemic, the focus for the balance of this year’s PE Grant, approx. £7350, will be to support physical activity as part of the autumn term 'Welcome Curriculum'.
Past Use - 2018/19
The enhanced PE grant in 2018-19 was £16,000 plus £10 per Primary age pupil. Part of this grant was used to train our hydrotherapy pool staff, employ additional poolside staff and to employ a specialist dance teacher, the balance was put together with the balance from 2019/20 grant for the development of the outdoor sports track.
Past Use - 2013-2019
The main use of the grant in past years has been to support our hydrotherapy work and provide specialist dance input to the Primary aged pupils.
The amounts the school received in PE and Sports Grant were:
2017/18 - £16,540
2016/17 - £8,200
2015/16 - £8,200
2014/15 - £8,200
2013/14 - £8,210