What is the PE and Sport Premium?
All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation and is central to meeting the government’s ambitions for a world-class education system.
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 School Sport and Activity Action Plan set out government’s commitment to ensuring that children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day, with a recommendation of 30 minutes of this delivered during the school day (in line with the Chief Medical Officers guidelines which recommend an average of at least 60 minutes per day across the week).
The PE and sport premium can help primary schools to achieve this aim, providing primary schools with £320m of government funding 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. The PE and sport premium survey highlighted the significant impact which PE and Sport has had in many primary schools across England.
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.
How Should Schools Use the Funding?
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 includes any carried forward funding from the 2019 to 2020 academic year.
This means that we should use the PE and sport premium to:
We should use the PE and sport premium to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators.
1 - Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity, for example by:
2- Profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement, for example by:
3- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport, for example by:
4- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils, for example by:
5- Increased participation in competitive sport, for example by:
What Do We Hope To Achieve with the Funding in 2021-2022?
To develop the use of Play Leaders at Lunchtimes to ensure that all children are active.
To buy new equipment to broaden our range of lunchtime and after schools clubs such as multi skills and archery club.
To provide Year 5/6 booster lessons for children who have not yet met the swimming requirements.
To provide CPD for teachers through modelled lessons from a qualified gymnastics coach.
To support children in developing a love of the outdoors and active lifestyles through a Forest School project.
To re-establish cluster competitions and tournaments.