PE and Sport Premium
Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding. You will find important documents and links to other PE pages below.
Sports Funding at Great Missenden C of E School
The four objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding are:
• To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE for generalists, so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports
• To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence
• To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport, and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce
• Schools understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement
The 5 Key Indicators:
1. Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity.
2. Profile of PE and sport is raised across the school.
3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and Sport.
4. Broader experience of a range of sports.
5. Increased participation in competitive sport.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
• Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
• Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
• Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
• Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
• Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
• Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
• Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
• Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools
Since the sports funding has been granted, Great Missenden School has spent the money in various ways to improve the quality and choice of sport within school. This is particularly relevant this year with the grant funding being doubled for primary schools. This has allowed us to participate in further events in the academic year.
We have, once again, bought into the Dr Challoner's High School Sports Partnership for £2000. It is a yearly subscription which allows the school access to more competitive organised sport against other schools in the partnership. By being part of the Dr Challoner's High School Partnership we have allowed more children from a range of years to represent the school in competitive sport.
The grant is also used for membership of the MPSSA (Misbourne Primary School Sport Association) where local schools compete against each other in; handball, cross country, table tennis and athletics. The dates for these will be available in the school diary.
The school also enters into competitions put on by other organisations that are not in the partnership or the MPSSA. We have entered the Misbourne Games for years 2 and 6 which take place in the summer. The grant has been used to allow children to enter more competitive sports against other schools and to provide cover or transport to allow teaching staff to accompany them.
We have hired specialist sports coaches to teach the children in their respective fields. These include the chance to shine cricket foundation. We will be bringing them in again this year. AJD football, who have taken PE lessons for KS1 and run an after school football club for KS1 and KS2 children. If the school provides a paid after school club and a pupil premium child wishes to take it up, the sports grant is offered to pay for their entry.
We have used the grant to buy better equipment for the school for PE lessons and clubs. We have purchased new equipment for a variety of sports and games which the children enjoy using, linked to our updated whole school overview. Purchases have been made for both key stages and for all abilities. We have purchased equipment designed to be used within PE lessons, both indoor and outdoor, and for children who are looking to progress their skills. We have also purchased equipment that the school did not have before. I am pleased that the school now has sufficient equipment to provide numerous sporting opportunities to the children.
The grant has also been used to purchase scheme of works for the teachers to use or training for the teachers which can be passed on during staff meetings. We have recently bought into CompletePE where we have an online database of lessons and ideas. Over the coming year, we are hoping to increase the CPD offered to staff in regards to PE.
We believe that the school is making good use of the grant and the children of Great Missenden have many opportunities to experience new sports and quality sports coaching. We offer a range of sports clubs and the children have more chances to represent their school in competitive matches against other schools. We are very fortunate in this school that the teaching staff are willing to run clubs where they themselves are proficient.
At Great Missenden CoE Combined School, we 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. See PE Policy, Action Plan and Whole School Overview of PE teaching below for further information on PE in the school.
Primary School Sports Funding
Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through, purchasing new sports equipment, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver quality PE sessions.
Click here for the Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.
To review our funding and what we have spent the money on this year please use the link at the bottom of the page.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum 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 £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil - here at Great Missenden CoE Combined School we have been given a total budget of £20,150 to use for sport. Please check out our orders and recent spending to find our most up to date figures.
Recently the government have committed to funding the primary school Sports Premium up until 2020 - an investment worth £750 million and something we are very happy to hear at Great Missenden School, with sport being very important to us.
Purpose of the funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, at our school we have spent this money on a variety of things such as:
- Booking sport activities for Sports week.
- Joining Sports partnerships and sports leagues.
- Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport.
- Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games.
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport.
Opportunities for children
Throughout the year we provide stimulating and exciting PE lessons in a variety of sports, children also develop their fundamental movement skills using the real PE planning.
This year children are planned to participate in many sporting events either in leagues, cup competitions, sports festivals organised by the DCHS sports partnership and MPSSA partnership.
Additionally our school has successful boys and girl’s football teams who participate in a local league and cup competitions as well as an up and coming netball team who are also entered into a local league this year.
A breakdown of the events entered this year include -
Movement to Music
3 - 6
Year 6 Games
Additionally at Great Missenden CoE Combined School we provide many opportunities for children to be physically active through the many extracurricular clubs we provide. Additionally we promote an active healthy life style to children. The latest class survey (September 2017) showed that:
- 92% of children are regularly physically active.
- 71% of children participate in a club outside of school.
- 66% of children participate in swimming outside of school.
- 29% of Pupil Premium children participate in school sports clubs.
- 55% of Pupil Premium children participate in sports clubs outside of school.
Swimming Data Year 6 Leavers -
As a school we must publish data about our leavers and their swimming ability. Below you will see a breakdown of our swimming data:
The number of children that can competently, confidently and proficiently swim 25 metres - N/A
The number of children that can use a range of strokes effectively - N/A
The number of children that can perform self-rescue - N/A
These figures were updated: August 2021
At Great Missenden School we try to keep our staff knowledgeable with current affairs for Physical education such as the Concussion guidelines for the education sector (2015) and The childhood Obesity – A Plan for Action (2016), AfPE Safe practice: in physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity.
Sporting success 2018 - YST Sports Quality Mark
We received confirmation that our schools sporting achievements have been recognised and that we have been awarded the YouthSport Trust Quality Mark graded at a silver level. This is fantastic news as it acknowledges the sporting culture we have developed here at Great Missenden and celebrates the amazing opportunities we give to our children. Congratulations to all children and staff for showing their sporting prowess.
Virtual Games Award 2019/20
We received confirmation before the summer holidays that due to the school's brilliant efforts to keep physically active during lockdown and distance learning, Great Missenden has been awarded the Virtual Games award. This is something that we are extremely proud of and shows off our students brilliant growth mindset and perseverance to stay fit and healthy, even in trying times. A huge thank you to all the children and staff for their support.
Sports Co-ordinator for academic year 2021/22 - Mr Waite
Sports Premium Funding 2021/22
This document contains the current spending of the PE budget for the current academic year.