The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils, but they are free to choose the best of way using of the money.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the physical education (PE), physical activity and sport they provide. This means that you should use the PE and sport premium to:
- Develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport that your school provides
- Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
The PE and sport premium should secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators.
- Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
- Profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils,
- Increased participation in competitive sport
We believe that physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. Through sport and other physical activities our children will learn about their responsibilities both as individuals and members of groups and teams. They learn to cooperate and to compete fairly, understanding their own and other’s roles.
Our aims are that through physical education we teach and develop physical competence, an appreciation of skilled and creative performances, understanding of basic principles of ‘fair play’ and improve inter personal skills. We achieve this by:
- Following a broad and balanced PE curriculum fulfilling the requirements of the National Curriculum
- Giving every child the opportunity to swim at least 25m
- Developing the fitness of the individual, by ensuring a good pace in lessons and incorporating fitness activities into physical education lessons as appropriate
- Developing programmes that meet the needs of all the children, providing equal opportunities, making allowances for children with disabilities and medical conditions, taking into account children with special needs, through modified classroom programmes
- Involving the community where possible, for example, Sports Day, clubs, intra/ inter-school matches, outside coaching personnel and resources
- Providing enjoyable experiences, where positive attitudes of sensitivity, leadership, co-operation, competition and tolerance may develop
- Hosting a range of extra-curricular activities, both after school and within school, that pupils can take part in, exposing them to a range of sports/exercise
- Ensuring pupils have ample opportunities at lunchtime to engage in physical activity