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Sports Premium

Highfield South Farnham Sports Premium Statement

Background Information about the funding

The government originally provided additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015-2016 to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - was then extended in 2016-17 and was doubled for 2017-18.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Eligible schools

Funding for schools in 2013-18 has been calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual schools census in January. Highfield South Farnham School was awarded £18,350 for 2018 - 2019, £18,000 for 2019-2020 and £18,360 for 2020-2021.

Purpose of funding

Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

How Highfield South Farnham are using the Sports Premium Funding:



Continuous monitoring, replenishment and updating of sports equipment to support teaching and learning in PE

Children have access to a range of quality equipment to develop their abilities and skills in PE

Investment in the future sustainability of the PE curriculum by updating and integrating a new scheme across the Trust Improved knowledge and understanding of the PE curriculum and further development of staff planning skills for teaching PE.

Sports Association subscription

Network of schools providing a wide range of sporting opportunities in which children can participate.

Contribution towards a new outdoor multi-use games area Provision of a new facility that now provides the opportunity to enjoy sport and PE all the year round.

Provision of external sports coaching

Increased opportunities for children to take part in sports clubs

Provision of teacher release  for continued CPD opportunities in PE

Up to date knowledge and understanding of the PE curriculum for all staff.

Working with staff to further develop their skills of planning and assessing PE

Further development of opportunities for staff to observe experienced members of staff teaching PE

Provision of transport to enable children to further access a range of sporting fixtures and events,

Increased opportunities for children to take part in sporting fixtures and tournaments.

Continual Professional Development for PE Curriculum Leader

PE Curriculum leader has an up-to-date and accurate knowledge of the PE curriculum in order to disseminate best practice amongst the staff and develop sport across the Academy.