Plymstock School Sports Partnership
History of the Plymstock School Sports Partnership
Over the past two years the government have invested in a “Teacher release scheme” enabling a member of staff from each secondary school to have one day off a week to develop school sport in both Primary and their own Secondary school. This funding was not ring fenced and it was left to each Secondary school headteacher to decide what or who the money was invested in.
Plymstock School is committed to using their money to develop and improve the provision of school sport in both Primary and our own Secondary schools. Through the collaborative work of Theresa Honeywell we have delivered a programme of activities, training, tournaments and festivals through the Sport Partnership.
Since September we have delivered the following activities;
- Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
- Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
- Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
- Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
- Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
- Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.
- Assist with the mapping and planning of high quality physical education curriculum
- Model and deliver high quality physical education lessons
- Share additional resources and facilities
- Provide additional CPD for colleagues including bespoke one to one support where required
- Work with partner primary schools to establish high quality out of school hours enrichment programmes
- Build on existing good practice to meet the needs of all children including SEND
On Saturday 16th March the government announced a new Sport Premium for primary age children for the 2013/14 and 2014/15 school years. This replaced the “Teacher release scheme” thus enabling primary school leaders to decide on a bespoke package which would maximise impact for their school sport and PE.
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding’. This 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 headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children
Amount of funding per school
- All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil.
Purpose of funding
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 will be required to include details about their sporting provision on their school website, alongside their curriculum details, so parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.