‘All young people should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. A positive experience of sport and physical activity at a young age can build a lifetime habit of participation.
Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people’s physical health, as well as their mental wellbeing (increasing self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and lowering anxiety and depression), and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers. Ensuring that pupils have access to sufficient daily activity can also have wider benefits for pupils and schools, improving behaviour as well as enhancing academic achievement.’
The government designates £150 million of funding per annum, to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport, and is deemed to be ring-fenced funding for primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil - at Basildon C.E. Primary School, we have received a total budget of £17190 to use for sport (2020-2021). Our school Sport’s Premium will enable us to continue and extend our provision through: purchasing new sports equipment, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver quality PE sessions.
To review our funding and what we have spent the money on this year please see our Sports Premium report below.
The aims of the Primary PE and Sport Premium are:
develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport that the school provides
build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
This is demonstrated by the secured improvement in the following 5 key Indicators:
The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school
Profile of PE and sport is raised across the school.
Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and Sport.
Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
Increased participation in competitive sport.
For a more detailed breakdown of how we meet these indicators, please see our Sports Premium report below.
Swimming is a national curriculum requirement. The premium may also be used to provide additional top-up swimming lessons to pupils who have not been able to meet the national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety after the delivery of core swimming and water safety lessons. At the end of key stage 2 all pupils are expected to be able to swim confidently and know how to be safe in and around water. Schools are required to publish information on the percentage of their pupils in year 6 who met each of the 3 swimming and water safety national curriculum requirements.