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