At Durrington All Saints C of E Infant School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of our pupils. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
Our Sports Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals and training our staff to deliver quality PE sessions.
What is the Sports Premium?
The primary PE and sport premium was introduced in March 2013 to improve the provision of physical education and school sport in primary schools across England. The funding is allocated directly to primary schools and is ring-fenced. This means it may only be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport in schools.
How we use the PE and sport premium
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of physical education (PE), physical activity and sport you offer.
This means that we should use the premium to:
develop or add to the PE, physical activity and sport activities that your school already offers
build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Schools can use the premium to secure improvements in the following indicators:
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
the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
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
Possible uses of the funding include:
providing staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively and embed physical activity across your school
hiring qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities
introducing new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities
supporting and involving the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs
entering or running more sport competitions
partnering with other schools to run sports activities and clubs
increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
encouraging pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school
raise attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2
embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching
Please download our latest Primary PE and Sports Premium Indicators, Action Plan and Budget Tracking report by clicking on the green link.