Sports Premium funding has now been extended and the Government have committed to funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium to 2020.
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
This means that the premium should be used to:
- develop or add to the PE and sport activities that school already offers
- make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Funding can be used to:
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
- introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
- run sport competitions
- increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- run sports activities with other schools
The government’s vision is that all pupils leaving primary school are physically literate with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools indicators of such improvement would include:
• 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 PE and sport
• broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
• increased participation in competitive sport
In light of the above, our PE and Sports provision has been reviewed. An audit of PE and Sport was carried out to ascertain specific areas of focus. For example, CPD support and after school activities with regards to inclusion and targeting children who are not currently participating in after school activities. The attached document outlines our use of the PE and Sport Premium and the impact of our most recent actions.
Our aim is to continue to develop our outstanding physical education and school sport offer for all children in order to achieve the above objectives. Completion of the self review template based on a model produced by the Youth Sport Trust showed that in all nine categories our practice was embedded with a few small targets to focus our attention on.
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