PE & Sports Premium Funding
The government provide funding of £320 million per annum to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. Indicators suggest that 1 in 5 children leaving primary school are overweight. The funding has been provided to promote and encourage children to participate in a range of physical activity both in and out of school in order to prevent these concerning statistics coming to fruition.
PE and Sport Premium funding has been provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Culture and the Department for Media and Sport. It has been allocated to primary school Headteachers and is ring-fenced to be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.
All primary schools receive £16,000, plus £10 per pupil aged 5 or over on roll, over two instalments. Here at St. Peter's C of E Primary & Nursery School, we use the funding to ensure standards of learning and achievement in PE and Sports are raised for all children, regardless of their background, enabling them to engage in physical activity as part of the curriculum and extra provision.
Since the introduction of the PE and Sports Premium, St. Peter's C of E Primary & Nursery School has used the funding to continue to raise the profile of PE across the school for a tool for school improvement, increasing the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE. Tournaments and competitions have been subsidised, encouraging competitive sport across the school, including our involvement in the Bassetlaw School Sports Partnership and the School Games Mark. Children’s participation in active sport has been monitored, ensuring all children are active. Funding has helped to purchase resources and equipment and has enabled us to create a multi sports games area ensuring all children have active lunchtimes.
PE and sporting equipment continues to be replaced and enhanced.
Year 6 Swimming: 2019-20
14 of our 15 (93%) Year 6 pupils were able to swim 25 metres by the end of July 2020.
Year 6 Swimming: 2018-19
All 16 of our Year 6 pupils were able to swim 25 metres by the end of July 2019.
8 of our 9 Year 6 pupils are able to swim at least 25 metres.