PE and Sports Premium
What is the Sports Premium?
This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
At St. Wulstan’s, we recognise the importance that physical education, healthy active lifestyles and competitive sports have in helping to prepare pupils for adult life.
We have welcomed the Government’s announcement to provide additional funding to improve the provision of physical education and sports in primary schools. We are committed to ensuring that this money provides pupils with greater opportunities to engage in sporting and physical activities as well as ensuring that they receive a wider range of experiences to help them develop a fuller understanding of the world.
‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).
The three key areas for consideration when allocating the funding are: Physical Education, Healthy Active Lifestyles and Competitive Sports.
Schools will receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus a premium of £10 per pupil.
PE and Sport at St. Wulstan's
We are proud of the of the PE and sport provision at our school and the wealth of opportunities we offer our pupils. We understand the importance of the contribution of PE and sport to the health and wellbeing of our pupils and aim to provide every child with the necessary skills and confidence to participate in sporting activities and in leading a healthy lifestyle.
How will we be spending the Sports Premium funding 2023/24?
We will be using the Sports Premium funding to ~:
- improve the PE and sports provision through staff training and input from specialists
- purchase resources to support and enhance the delivery PE and sports
- provide opportunities for pupils to participate in intra and inter schools competitions
Swimming is an important skill and can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. All Local Authority schools must provide swimming instruction either in Key Stage 1 or Key Ktage 2.
The programme of study for PE sets out the expectation that pupils should be taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
At St. Wulstan's, we typically start water confidence lessons in Year 3. This continues into Year 6.
Results for pupils in Year 6 the end of 2022 – 2023: –
- 72% could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- 72% could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- 72% perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
To find out more about the strategies and initiatives that we have put in place to provide opportunities and improve the sports provision in school for all of our pupils, please read the Sports Premium Strategy Statement and Expenditure and Impact Report using the links below.
Inspecting primary school PE and school sport: new funding – Ofsted Briefing
Getting more people into sport - Government policy