Sports Premium Report
The Department for Education have announced that funding for PE and sport in primary schools will continue to be be doubled from £160 million to £320 million a year. The funding will be delivered through the PE and Sport Premium, which is part of a series of DfE programmes to improve healthy lifestyles among pupils and tackle childhood obesity.
The funding is given for children in EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. It is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. The money must be used to improve the provision of P.E. and school sport but can be used in a variety of ways eg:
- To increase the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
- To raise the profile of PE and sport across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.
- To increase the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
- To offer a broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
- To raise the awareness of competitive sport in school and to give lots of children the opportunity to represent their school in a competitive manner.
P.E. and school sport have always played a very important part in the life of Ascot Heath Infant & Junior School. As a new Primary school we are going to ensure that our children receive at least 2 hours of PE each week. We believe that P.E. and school sport will contribute to the holistic development of our children and, through participation, our children will build and learn more about our school values.
We are therefore delighted to be able to use the sport premium funding to support the development of P.E. and school sport in the following ways:
- Providing all teaching staff with high quality training so they can provide their class with more engaging, focused and age specific lessons.
- Funding a lunchtime sports club, led by Mrs Russel, for reception, year 1 and 2 children to support fine and gross motor skills as well as team work and social development.
- Continue to run ‘Real Play’ for EYFS and KS1, a family intervention to promote ‘play’ and being active at home.
- Buying new, modern equipment to improve quality of teaching and to give children the ownership to work on their physical and social skills at lunchtime and playtime.
- Employing a sports coach every lunchtime, who will lead games and activities to encourage; participation, skill development and social development.
- Funding a yoga instructor to come in and teach yoga to all classes throughout the year. This will help with the children’s mental health and emotional well-being as well as their motor control and spatial awareness.
- Raising self-confidence, self-esteem and body image so that all pupils engage fully in PE and sports activities.
- Using forest schools, a nurturing and immersive environment where children can learn outside of the classroom. It
helps builds self-esteem and resilience and promotes a sense of equality through the school.
- Having a big focus on establishing a wide range of new sports teams for KS2, making sure lots of different opportunities are made available for children to represent their school.
- Participating in the ‘School Games’ award and entering a wide range of different KS1 & KS2 competitions, giving a whole range of children the opportunity to compete in sport.
- Use cross curricular links effectively to get the children up and moving during lessons in the classroom. Particularly in maths, where all classes are using ‘Active Maths’ lessons once a week to keep children fit and healthy.
Our overall aim is to raise standards in P.E. and school sport, increasing the participation and opportunities offered to our children, not only in school but at home too. We aim to provide higher quality lessons and improve learning for all.