The Department for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport, have jointly provided ring-fenced funding directly to primary schools, to improve the provision of physical education and school sport in primary schools across England.
The PE and sport premium must be spent by schools on ‘making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport’ for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
We will use the funding to:
provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively and embed physical activity across your school
hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
enter more sport competitions
partner with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
raise attainment in swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of KS2
embed physical activity into the school day through active playgrounds and active teaching
Pupils are given many high quality opportunities to develop their curiosity and creativity. They are encouraged to use their imagination, for example when thinking of ways to praise a friend, and are taught to respect the feelings and viewpoints of others.
Pupils are engaged and motivated by the way teachers present and teach the well-planned curriculum. This not only ensures that good learning takes place but makes a strong contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
Teaching assistants make a strong contribution to the good learning taking place, especially when pupils with special educational needs are taught in small groups outside the classroom. They work in very close partnership with teachers and bring an additional range of helpful skills and experiences into the classrooms.