Since 2013, the DfE has provided additional funding to schools to improve provision of physical education (P.E.) and sport in primary schools, based on their vision:
ALL pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
The funding has been provided to ensure impact against the following objective:
The focus of spending must lead to long-lasting impact against the vision that will live on well beyond the Primary P.E. and Sport Premium funding, so it is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles
the profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching P.E. and sport
broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
increased participation in competitive sport
The funding is based on the number of pupils on roll in Y1 – Y6. Our school’s allocation for 2017 – 2018 (£13,149) is being used to:
introduce a KS2 multi-sports club to focus on skills and tactics needed for each sports event
employ specialist coaches and a P.E. teacher to support and upskill our school’s staff
fund staff to accompany pupils to additional sporting events and activities
fund transport to sporting events and activities
hire Sports Hall to enable KS2 pupils to participate in a greater range of sports during the winter months
further develop OAA provision
purchase additional equipment and resources
introduce pupils to new sports and activities to encourage greater involvement
Swimming and Water Safety
Swimming is an important skill and can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle, which is why we choose to use some of the primary PE and sport premium to contribute towards additional provision for swimming and water safety. Rather than teach swimming to just one class or key stage within P.E. lessons, each class has one term of weekly swimming lessons. During these lessons, pupils develop confidence in the water and are then taught to:
swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
use a range of strokes effectively [e.g. front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
In addition, as part of their Outdoor and Adventurous Activities, during the Y5 residential week, pupils are taught safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
We are proud to note that all our nine 2016 Y6 leavers achieved all these swimming and water safety expectations by the end of their time at our school – 100% achievement.
Please see attached summary (below) of this expenditure and its impact on our school’s provision.