The Sport Premium is funding for schools that is ring-fenced for improving the provision for Physical Education and sport for all pupils.
Schools have been encouraged to consider the impact of the funding on pupils’ lifestyles and physical wellbeing by taking account of the following factors:
- the increase in participation rates in such activities as games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and athletics
- the increase and success in competitive school sports
- how much more inclusive the physical education curriculum has become
- the growth in the range of provisional and alternative sporting activities
- the improvement in partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners
- links with other subjects that contribute to pupils’ overall achievement and their greater social, spiritual, moral and cultural skills
- the greater awareness amongst pupils about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other such activities that undermine pupils’ health
Below is the link to our annual report on spending of the PE & Sports grant. It explains how we have used the grant last school year and what the plans are for the current year.
The PE curriculum is broad and balanced. It is fun and delivered safely in a range of environments, which develops all physical skills. All pupils receive two hours of timetabled PE and the opportunity to participate in sustainable after school sports and activities that will encourage healthy lifestyle choices. The confidence and competence of staff is good in the delivery of all elements of the PE curriculum with lessons achieving good and outstanding. All pupils make progress and assessment demonstrates rigour. The whole school celebrates the role of physical education and sport and it is recognised as a contributor to overall school achievement.
- Schemes of work for each of the year group and each identified element of the PE curriculum
- Detailed session plans for each session delivered including differentiation for the range of pupils in each class, relevant support resources, pupil assessment techniques.
- Delivery of sessions through external staff that are able to deliver good and outstanding lessons and support existing teachers to develop their confidence and competence in delivery of Physical Education
- Establish pupil assessment methods.
Read the school's PE and Sports Policy here
Details of the Year 6 Swimming Competency
Primary schools are required to publish details of the swimming competency of their Y6 cohort.
Of the 12 children in the Year 6 cohort, 8 of them could do each of the following:
- 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 was quite an achievement as due to Covid the class had not had swimming lessons for two years prior to Spring 2022.