Primary School PE and Sport Funding

PE and Sport Premium

Sport Premium

The Government is providing additional funding to improve provision of Physical Education and sport in primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on developing the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision. Schools have the freedom to choose how this funding is to be used.

Possible uses for the funding might include:

  • Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
  • Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
  • Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
  • Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
  • Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games initiative
  • Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
  • Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
  • Pooling the additional funding with that of other schools

At Wymondham C of E Primary School, we believe that Physical Education contributes significantly to the health and well-being of children. We work hard to develop PE through curriculum time and extra-curricular activities by providing a wide range of experiences to engage and inspire all pupils.

We ensure that all pupils benefit, regardless of sporting ability; the most able pupils have the opportunity to participate in inter-schools competitions and are signposted to local clubs.

We plan to use funding to:

  • employ specialist teachers to deliver high quality PE lessons to children throughout the school
  • provide opportunities for professional development of teaching staff
  • provide cover for teachers to attend professional development sessions
  • assist with the cost of swimming lessons for all children
  • provide outdoor adventurous activities
  • introduce new sports and physical activities to cater for all interests
  • provide after school sports clubs
  • increase participation in sporting activities for all children
  • enable children to take part in local tournaments and competitions

We will evaluate the impact of our funding and monitor pupil participation and progress.

Swimming

Children across the school have weekly swimming lessons during the spring and summer terms. One of our teachers plus a team of assistants and family members help with supervision to the Leisure Centre in Bingham, where there are two pools for all abilities.

The children are taught by fully qualified swimming instructors. Children work towards specific targets and are rewarded with certificates when they complete each stage. Competent swimmers are taught aspects of personal survival, whilst new swimmers are sensitively encouraged to feel safe in the water before learning correct strokes and water skills.

The following information will be updated during the 2019 school swimming programme:

  • Percentage of Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres50% (2 of 4 pupils)
  • Percentage of Year 6 cohort who can use a range of strokes effectively50% (2 of 4 pupils)
  • Percentage of Year 6 cohort who can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations50% (2 of 4 pupils)

Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements, but we haven’t used it in this way to date.

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