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P.E. and Sport Premium Funding

About the PE and sport premium

Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.

The PE and sport premium has been allocated, by the government, to help primary schools achieve this commitment to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered through their core budgets. It is allocated directly to schools, so they have the flexibility to use it in the way that works best for their pupils.

How we use the PE and sport premium

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport they provide. This includes any carried forward funding.

This means that we must use the PE and sport premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport that our school provides

  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now are sustainable and will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

We should use the PE and sport premium to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators.

Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, for example by:

  • providing targeted activities or support to involve and encourage the least active children

  • encouraging active play during break times and lunchtimes

  • establishing, extending or funding attendance of school sports clubs and activities and holiday clubs, or broadening the variety offered

  • adopting an active mile initiative

  • raising attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2 - every child should leave primary school able to swim

The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement, for example by:

  • actively encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support the delivery of sport and physical activity within the school (such as ‘sports leader’ or peer-mentoring schemes)

  • embedding physical activity into the school day through encouraging active travel to and from school, active break times and holding active lessons and teaching

Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport, for example by:

  • providing staff with professional development, mentoring, appropriate training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively to all pupils, and embed physical activity across your school

  • hiring qualified sports coaches and PE specialists to work alongside teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities offered to pupils - teachers should learn from coaches the necessary skills to be able to teach these new sports and physical activities effectively

Broader experience of a range of sports and physical activities offered to all pupils, for example by:

  • introducing a new range of sports and physical activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities

  • partnering with other schools to run sports and physical activities and clubs

  • providing more and broadening the variety of extra-curricular physical activities after school in the 3 to 6pm window, delivered by the school or other local sports organisations

Increased participation in competitive sport, for example by:

  • increasing and actively encouraging pupils’ participation in the School Games

  • organising more sport competitions or tournaments within the school

  • coordinating and entering more sport competitions or tournaments across the local area, including those run by sporting organisations

Online reporting

As part of the funding agreement all schools must publish details of how they spend their PE and sport premium funding. These reports must be published online.

Online reporting must clearly show:

  • the amount of PE and sport premium received

  • a full breakdown of how it has been spent

  • the impact the school has seen on pupils’ PE, physical activity, and sport participation and attainment

  • how the improvements will be sustainable in the future

We are also required to publish the percentage of pupils within our year 6 cohort who 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, for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke

  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Below are our reports Evidencing The Impact of Sports Funding 

School Sports Premium Funding Action Plan 2019/20

Evidencing the Impact of Sports Premium Funding 2020/21

Review of Impact of Sports Premium Funding 2020/21

Evidencing the Impact of Sports Premium Funding 2021/22

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