PE and Sport Premium
As a Church of England School we are guided by our Christian values in supporting the learning of all our children. Physical education develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing skill and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, athletics and outdoor learning and adventure activities. Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action and the skills of cooperation and teamwork. It promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle.
What is the Sport Premium?
‘The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum 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. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools’.
Source Dfe website
The Purpose of the Funding
“All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport”
“To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools”
The Government expect indicators of such improvement to include:
1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes s should be in school
2. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
5. Increased participation in competitive sport
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.
Possible uses for the funding include:
* New or additional sport clubs
* Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
* Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in
* Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
* Using the funding to support regular sport tournaments, festivals and competitions
for pupils of all ages
* Establishing, sustainable partnerships with local community sports clubs
* Supporting and involving the least active children by providing targeted activities,
and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
* Encouraging pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and
physical activity within the school
* Providing additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the
swimming requirements of the national curriculum
* Embedding physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from
school, active playgrounds and active teaching
Source - Active Dorset Uses for the Primary Sport Premium
How will we be spending the Sports Funding and who will benefit?
The money must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; that the most able children are given the opportunity to excel in competitions both inside and outside of school. Children are taught by skilled and trained sports teachers and staff have access to continued professional development. All children are given the opportunity to achieve '30 active minutes' and more within the school day.