PE & Sports Grants
What is the PE and Sports Grant?
The Education Funding Agency is providing additional funding to each school for this academic year 2023 - 2024 to improve 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 – is allocated to primary school headteachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Malden Manor PE and Sports Grant
Funding for schools is 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 2023. For this academic year Malden Manor will receive approximately £19,000.
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.
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 School Games
• buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
• providing some places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
• pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.
17% (data only available for one class) of pupils within our year 6 cohort in the 2021 to 2022 academic year met the national curriculum requirement to:
• swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
• use a range of strokes effectively
• perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
This data is taken from our Year 4 swimming lessons in 2019 – 2020. However, these were cut short due to Covid (pool and school closures) only one class completed the swimming including the assessment.
Awards we have achieved:
The Kitemark rewards schools for their commitment to and the development of competition, school sport and physical education. Previously we have received this award at Bronze level and Silver. After a fifth consecutive year of receiving Gold Kitemark for increased participation and sports offered to our pupils, we received Platinum. We have maintained this award at this high level for 4 years.
Partnerships in Sport
At Malden Manor we have close links with these sports providers and we continue to enjoy this partnership.
Kingston School Sports Partnership
Richard Challoner http://www.richardchalloner.com/rcsp/
Pure Vibez Dance Co. https://www.facebook.com/purevibezdance/
Suburban Hockey/Surbiton Hockey Club http://surbitonhc.com/
Zone All Sports and Care
Good Life Gymnastics
Twenty 20 Cricket