Birmingham Primary Premium Awards
Posted: Tue, 18 Jun 2019 14:14
Three schools across Birmingham have today found out their outstanding work using the primary premium funding hasn't gone unnoticed, with Wyndcliffe Primary, Clifton Primary & Dame Ellen Pinsent School picking up awards in three categories.
Primary Premium is funding that primary schools receive to improve the quality of their PE and sport provision from £160 million to £320 million a year. Calculated on number of pupils per head, the fund is then ring fenced for the provision of PE, Sport & Physical activity. Primary premium is also assessed as part of OFSTED inspections, as part of receiving the funding schools have to publish on their website how they've utilised the fund.
As part of this initiative schools are also awarded for outstanding contributions when it comes to implementing Primary Premium funding across their schools. This year's winners are as follows:
- Physical Activity and Health Enhancing Award Winners – Wyndcliffe Primary School
- Whole School Improvement Award Winners – Clifton Primary School
- Up-Skilling Staff Award Winners – Dame Ellen Pinsent School
They have all won the Birmingham award and will be shortlisted along with the winners from the other 5 APs in the West Mids to find a West Midlands winner in each category – who will be forwarded to the West Midlands Community Sports Awards in December.
Our role, as Active Partnership, is to offer guidance and support in terms of your PE & Sport Premium. We do this by supporting schools to develop teaching and learning for staff by signposting and facilitating continual professional development opportunities. Offering 1 to 1 support through our School Sport Advisor service. Our advisor works with schools to offer specialist advice and support to develop high quality PE & School Sport bespoke to your needs. Supporting schools to help build capacity within their staff by signposting to appropriate partners such as afPE, Youth Sport Trust, Sports Coach UK and local partners; minimum operating standards of coaches, and establishing links to local physical activity opportunities and sport clubs. Supporting schools to gain access to additional funding streams and finally general support e.g. advice on purchasing kit and equipment, or how to increase schools access to competition.
To find out more about Primary Premium head over to help & support on our website.