Sports Premium

PE and Sport Premium 2016-17

What is Primary PE and Sport Premium?

The government provides additional funding to schools specifically for the development of PE and School Sport. 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 fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of pupils aged 5-11 years old, so that all pupils develop healthy active lifestyles.

Due to the majority of our pupils attending on split placements, the allocation of funding goes straight to the mainstream schools in the borough. This means that Eleanor Smith School is only entitled to funding for their five-day pupils.

In 2016, Eleanor Smith School were granted £2,500.00 towards improvements in PE and School Sport.

What do we spend the funding on?

Although this funding is substantially less in comparison to our mainstream partnership schools, Eleanor Smith recognises the importance of PE and school sport for our children, and therefore commit additional funding from the school budget.

The money we received has been spent on the following:

  • A specialised PE Teacher and Educational Support Worker to work across all four key stages.
  • A bespoke PE curriculum targeting 4 to 16 year olds.
  • Offsite provision for KS3 and KS4 PE lessons.
  • Career Development Training for Support Staff.
  • Sports Coaches for Lunchtime clubs and competitions.
  • Staffing, specialised coaches and resources for Sports Clubs after school (please see timetable available on the website – under Extended Schools)
  • Staffing, specialised coaches, resources and provision for Sports Clubs during the holidays.
  • A Resilience Programme running at Lambourne End Outdoor Pursuits Centre for our five-day pupils.