Since 2013 the government has provided additional funding to primary schools to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport. This government has made it clear that schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school pupils undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity in a school day.
2. The profile of PE, school sport and physical activity (PESSPA) 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 sport and activities offered to all pupils.
5. Increased participation in competitive sport.
Our school received £18,890 to improve the provision of PE and sports in our school for 2019-2020.
Whilst we pride ourselves on being a very active and healthy school already, we welcome this additional funding to further develop the excellent practice that currently goes on in school.
An overview of how the money has been spent is outlined in the document below ‘Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sports Premium’.